Practicing Oil Analysis July 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

It had been more than 5,000 miles since my last oil change and I was pretty sure my synthetic motor oil would survive the extended drain. Still, to ease my anxiety, I decided to do a little...

David Doyle, ALS Staveley Services 

In recent years, engine manufacturers have been required to reduce the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in diesel engine exhaust to meet Tier 3 emission standards required by the...

Robert Walker, Cedar Bayou Power Station, Reliant Energy

“Cedar Bayou Generating Station, located near Baytown, TX, consists of three gas and fuel oil-fired super-critical steam generators producing a combined output of 2,340 megawatts.”...

Noria Corporation

Anyone who has attended one of Noria’s oil analysis classes, or any class with a proactive maintenance focus, knows that particle counters should be at the top of the shopping list when setting up...

Noria Corporation

In the used oil analysis lab, gas chromatography is becoming increasingly important for accurately determining the concentrations of certain contaminants - particularly fuel and glycol - in used...

Noria Corporation

A particle counter is a useful tool for maintenance and reliability professionals. It can provide both proactive and predictive benefits.

W. Van Dam, Chevron Oronite

Many analytical techniques exist to characterize the uniqueness of lubricating oils for internal combustion engines and to confirm their compliance with specifications. Among the most...

Federico Lantos, Jutta Lantos and Esteban Lantos

Improper combustion, cylinders off-balance, blowby, dispersancy of lubricant and other important parameters can be detected economically at an early stage using a variation of the...

Mark Beesley, Fortum O & M (UK) LTD

Westferry Printers in London prints The Daily Express, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Star and The Financial Times, among others. Westferry is Europe’s largest newspaper printing...

Mike Day, Pall Corporation

The ISO committee that deals with the measurement of particulate contamination in fluid samples from Fluid Power...

Jennifer Price McFall, Solution Recovery Services

The basis of centrifugal purification is the density difference between the fluid to be salvaged and the liquid or solid contaminants suspended (free or emulsified liquid contaminants) in the...

William Tanguay, Metrotech Systems and ASTM

Thirty-three years ago, when the author’s company began testing used lubricants as a predictive maintenance tool, the battle-cry against innovation and progress was that used lubricants,...

When setting up and implementing the proactive oil analysis program at Deeter Foundry, I realized the importance of ensuring the procurement and maintenance of clean oil. Obtaining clean oil from a...

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