Practicing Oil Analysis May 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

In recent years, I’ve been part of numerous investigations relating to expensive machine failures preceded by oil samples that registered high particle counts. Each time I asked the asset owner, my...

Noria Corporation

In a previous column, I examined original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) generic lubricant recommendations for individual components. The article discussed how to arrive at specific product...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

The ability to trend and evaluate data is essential in the proper use of oil analysis technology. By definition, the term “trend” means to show a tendency. Typically this means either a...

M. Dickerhof, University of Karlsruhe A. Albers, University of Karlsruhe W. Burger, University of Karlsruhe R. Sovino, University of Karlsruhe

Sliding contacts at bearings, running surfaces of cylinders or cam transmissions have an essential influence on the mechanical operating conditions of machines, combustion engines or turbines. High...

Ashley Mayer

I have come across a few good on-site laboratories during my time in the oil analysis industry. Perhaps more interestingly, I have come across a couple of such laboratories that had virtually...

Noria Corporation

This article reviews tests specific to various sample test classes, as well as additional tests that are triggered in extraordinary circumstances. The first part of this two-part series appeared in...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

A wide range of fluid degradation issues can affect lube oil systems. One growing concern is the presence of sludge and varnish. This condition can occur in even the most well-maintained machines....

Brett Winberg, LubeTrak

On-Site Analysis, Inc. (OSA) has been a leader in emerging diagnostic technologies since introducing the OSA portable laboratory to the oil analysis market in 1986. The easy-to-use high-quality...

Curtis Felix, Cambridge Viscosity Jonathan Cole, Cambridge Viscosity

A typical testing service laboratory, QC or R&D lab can process up to hundreds of viscosity samples a day. The lab may support the research and development of new products, test samples directly...

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