Practicing Oil Analysis November 2001

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Imagine the filter inside your machine is made of fibers the size of telephone poles, stacked randomly in all directions, many layers thick. Each juncture where poles touch is a drop of super glue...

Jaime Viramontes, El Paso Electric Lesley A. Harrignton, El Paso Electric

One of the first tasks when setting up an oil analysis program is selecting the appropriate sample location for each critical component. Ideally the sample point should be from a turbulent...

Seun Omole, Eaton Corporation

At the first Practicing Oil Analysis Conference, a presentation featured X-ray fluorescence (XRF) as an improved method for machine condition monitoring. Eaton Corporation has adopted...

History An aircraft manufacturing company was experiencing a high failure rate of roller bearings on machining unit spindles. The roller bearings...

Noria Corporation

You've taken the course, read the book, passed the exam, bought the T-shirt . . . now what? For many, the first stage in establishing an effective oil analysis or lubrication program is...

Noria Corporation

At Practicing Oil Analysis, we are always on the lookout for exciting new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the oil analysis industry. Recently we were made aware of some principal...

Jonathan Sowers, Polaris Laboratories

Learn an approach to setting wear metal alarms used by commercial oil analysis labs and equipment manufacturers that's easily adapted for setting your own limits.

Marianne Duncanson, ExxonMobil

Foam and air entrainment problems are quite common, but are traditionally hard to treat. Previously, the standard procedure was to run an ASTM D892 foam test on the offending oil, and then...

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