Practicing Oil Analysis January 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We’re told machines should not be allowed to swallow air. But what if they do? What harm could be caused by this bubbly stuff anyway? Do we really have to make the machine burp? Will a few...

Noria Corporation

Have you ever been asked to prove your worth and the worth of your endeavors, or risk termination? This particular ultimatum occurs frequently in any precision lubrication program. It occurred...

F. D. Norvelle

While there are many laboratory techniques for determining the viscosity of hydraulic and lubricating fluids, many maintenance programs depend on information gathered on-site by less sophisticated...

E. C. Fitch, Tribolics, Inc.

Fretting wear is surface damage that occurs between two contacting surfaces experiencing cyclic motion (oscillatory tangential displacement) of small amplitude. At the contact areas, lubricant is...

Hayri Yaba, ISOPur Fluid Technologies Inc. Teoman Kupeli, Trans Ticaret Company Gerald Munson, ISOPur Fluid Technologies Inc.

A test was conducted for the purpose of evaluating the ISOPur system in its performance of oil purification and the cleaning (de-varnishing) of equipment internal surfaces - which operates...

J. Mike Weiksner, Savannah River Site Toby Risher, Savannah River Site

The Savannah River Site is located in the southeastern coastal area of the United States. Located in South Carolina, it is bordered to the west by the Savannah River. As a U.S. government Department...

Terry Smith, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Over the last decade and possibly longer, biodegradation has been the predominant yard stick to measure how lubricants rate for being environmentally friendly. It was thought that the more...

Brian Reno, Dow Corning

Lubrication technicians helped a chemical manufacturer drive costs down by solving a vacuum pump failure, saving $40,000 in maintenance costs. Dow Corning installed a new two-stage vacuum pump in...

Noria Corporation

Electron microscopy is a valuable research tool that can be used in a number of applications. It was discovered in the 1920s that electrons moving in a vacuum travel in a straight line like light,...

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