Practicing Oil Analysis September 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

For many years, I've heard lab analysts advise their clients to not pay much attention to specific numerical data values (compared against a benchmark or limit) but focus instead on how the data is...

Noria Corporation

Have you ever built a deck? If so, it's likely you went to a big-box hardware store and sat down with an associate who used deck-design software to help layout the deck and generate a bill of...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

While composing this article, I am sitting in a hotel in Iceland on a business trip. Over the weekend, a colleague and I decided to take in some of the unique sites Iceland has to offer. We decided...

Ashley Mayer

The two ways of measuring and reporting viscosity, kinematic and absolute (also known as dynamic), often cause confusion in the minds of those who work with them on a less-than-regular basis. In...

Arnd Bühler, Bruker AXS Alexander Seyfarth, Bruker AXS

Multielement analysis in the petrochemical industry is increasingly handled by X-ray spectroscopy (XRS). The popularity of this technique and instrumentation lies in the inherent advantages of using...

Aaron Black

Worm Gear noun A gear consisting of a shaft with a spiral thread that engages with and drives a toothed wheel. The toothed wheel driven in this way. Worm...

Noria Corporation

Three sampling procedures commonly associated with engine oil sampling include: sampling a pressurized line before the system filter; using a drop tube in the dipstick tube; and procuring a...

Aaron Black

Today's tight budgets demand that companies get the most from their oil analysis programs. While oil analysis has become accepted as a useful tool in maintaining equipment, appropriate utilization...

Kerem Durdag, Vectron

There exists a critical need in the mobile and fixed asset market to empower field units to determine oil quality on demand and provide complementary oil condition information that has been...

Mike Day, Pall Corporation Christian Bauer, Pall Corporation

Water and oil don't mix - it's a well-known adage in the lubrication business. But what exactly does that mean? Yes, water contamination can be problematic, but how can water be measured? Can it be...

Paul Froome, Kittiwake

Regular sampling and analysis of fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oils will enable maintenance engineers to assess the condition and performance of their machinery oils over time. This allows critical...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is pleased to announce that the exam for Level II Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT II) is now available. Why Certify The purpose of...

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