Practicing Oil Analysis July 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Many lubricants residing in standby equipment have only a few hours of service life. These few hours may be only from occasional scheduled restarts, typically circulating the oil at low load,...

Noria Corporation

Often in maintenance and reliability programs, enhancements are made in small progressive steps. Rarely does a business have the human resources and financial willingness to start and finish a...

Rick Kus, American Axle & Manufacturing Ron Radford, American Axle & Manufacturing Jim Panoff, American Axle & Manufacturing Julius O’Steen, American Axle & Manufacturing Dave Giacobozzi, American Axle & Manufacturing Max Segar, American Axle & Manufacturing

The preventive maintenance team at American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) addressed an issue found during a routine preventive maintenance work order. Relying on their skills and field experience,...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

On-site oil analysis can help achieve high cost savings for your program. Benefits such as immediate results, immediate retest when needed and on-site ownership can defer maintenance costs, reduce...

Greg Livingstone, Clarus Technologies Brian Thompson, Analysts Inc.

The formation of varnish in lubrication systems is a widespread problem impacting many industries. Varnish will increase component wear, reduce equipment performance and waste valuable maintenance...

Rende Liu, Shanghai Boasteel Industry Inspection Company, P.R. China

A converter is one of the main pieces of equipment used in making steel. The bearings in the converter trunnion are characterized by low speeds, heavy loads and large bearing dimensions and revolve...

Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery Lubrication

During the recent Lubrication Excellence 2005 conference, ICML presented its fourth Augustus H. Gill Award for Excellence in Oil Analysis. The 2004 award went to Art Durnan and his Kennecott Energy...

Dave Wooton, Wooton Consulting Dave Wooton, Noria Corporation

Monitoring early warnings signs of additive depletion should be a fundamental goal of any well-organized, proactive oil analysis program. The reasons for this are clear. Because oil additives play...

Toni De Sousa, Yellotec

In mobile equipment applications, in the absence of kidney-loop systems (off-line or sidestream filtration), oil changes are often the preferred method for dealing with dirt that has entered the...

Quickly obtaining accurate and reliable fluid cleanliness data in order to detect abnormal contamination is a key factor in ensuring machine reliability and production efficiency for...