Practicing Oil Analysis September 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Rule No. 1: Don’t mix incompatible lubricants. Rule No. 2: When in doubt, assume that two lubricants, when mixed, will be incompatible and will exhibit adverse side effects. Many think...

Noria Corporation

As mechanical demand continues to surpass the designed output of our equipment, all departments outside of maintenance are becoming aware of how reliable our equipment actually is, or more...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

Commercial use of oil analysis began in the mid 1970s, and since then, there have been numerous advances in oil testing and manufacturing. These advances helped provide additional knowledge in the...

Ashley Mayer

Don't let a poor oil sampling program shoot your oil-analysis program from the sky. This article explains ways to eliminate mistakes and improve your oil sampling results.

Oil analysis is a powerful condition monitoring tool and an important contributor to plant reliability. This technology can be applied in both predictive maintenance and failure root cause...

Jet-Care International

Demand for Jet-Care International’s helicopter engine condition monitoring program is rapidly growing in the United States as manufacturers and operators recognize its potential to diagnose a problem...

Harold Matroni, Alcoa Mill Products

Inspecting new oil deliveries should be an important part of any lubrication program. Many incidents have been reported of customers receiving either the wrong oil, contaminated or degraded oil. The...

Robert J. Yurko, Spectro, Inc. Malte Lukas, Spectro, Inc. Daniel Anderson, Spectro, Inc.

For more than 40 years, spectrometric oil analysis has been applied as a routine and cost-effective condition monitoring technique. It is used to determine the elemental concentration in parts per...

A constant driving force in any industry is to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Each year, laboratories are experiencing growth in the number of samples being processed, which in turn creates an...

C. Patrick Maggi, Cannon Instrument Company

Used oil analysis laboratories have long relied on viscosity measurement as a key parameter in determining the condition of in-service engine oil. However, the methods used to determine viscosity...

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