Practicing Oil Analysis November 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

You may be surprised to learn that there are no less than five lubrication performance properties that are missing from nearly all in-service oil analysis reports. These are not esoteric properties...

Noria Corporation

In the areas of maintenance and reliability, projects are an ongoing concern. Many of the activities that we do on a daily basis are, in fact, projects. A lubrication technician’s daily route, a...

Ashley Mayer

Foaming is a common problem with oil-lubricated components. It can be difficult to troubleshoot, and for this reason, accurate testing to determine the root cause of the foaming is essential…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The most widely used laboratory methods for initial detection of abnormal levels of wear debris in used oils include elemental analysis, ferrous density analysis (DR, etc.), particle counting and...

Stacy Heston

With the focus on oil analysis as a key performance indicator (KPI) for the health of a piece of equipment, are you sure your oil analysis is pointing you in the right direction? Many factors can...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

Evaluating data for oil samples can be a tricky venture. The person tasked with the diagnostics of sample data must be aware of the different parameters of the machine tested, as well as the...

Drew Troyer

In oil analysis, we often must interpret a change in one parameter relative to a change in another to reach a meaningful conclusion. For example, an increase in wear levels combined with a...

Ahmed Safwat, Cemex Egypt

Across-bar cooler is one of the main pieces of equipment in cement production. It is used for the transport and cooling of clinker, one of the ingredients of cement. Cement kilns operate with a...

Gary Blevins, Wearcheck Africa Dan Burger, Wearcheck Africa

One of the buzzwords used in regard to condition monitoring is oil pressure mapping. This article explains oil pressure mapping, why this diagnostic technique was developed and how it is used to...

David M. Butler, Resource Recovery Systems Gearald L. Munson, Fluid Assets

For the past 30 years, we’ve tried to maintain cleaner lubricating environments by reducing the pore size in the system filters. For most of us, the prescription was simple. If the particle count and...

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