Practicing Oil Analysis May 1999

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Not long ago I read a magazine article on predictive maintenance that referred to oil analysis as a means to "time" an oil change. Sadly, no other application or benefit was...

Scott Golumb, Northampton Generating Lana Robin, PdMA Corporation

The combination of oil analysis and effectively deployed lubrication management and machine maintenance has enabled the reliability team at Northampton Generating to deliver real benefit...

Infrared analysis has long been applied as a complement to wear metal monitoring. Recently, an instrument configured to meet the needs of a routine oil analysis laboratory was developed by...

Ken Brown, Utility Service Associates

Proper lubrication is an essential maintenance function and changing oil is one aspect of the process. Unlike changing the oil in your car based upon time or miles, oil changes for...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Most oil-related problems in machinery lead to wear and corrosion. However, there is one very serious problem that may cause neither–the presence of sludge and varnish. The condition can occur in...

Herguth Laboratories, Inc. specializes in industrial analytical services with an emphasis on oil and grease analysis, lubrication management, fuels technology, tribology, failure analysis,...

Jay Powell, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Modern Strategies for Trending Additive Depletion and Contamination Using FT-IR The application of Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy in lubricant...

Drew Troyer

Simplify Trending Using Percentile Calculations In oil analysis, we often have to interpret a change in one parameter relative to a change in another to reach a meaningful conclusion. For...

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