Practicing Oil Analysis July 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

"Before you are old and wise you have to be young and stupid." This clever T-shirt aphorism caught my attention recently because it says directly what we all know to be true. However, viewed a...

Noria Corporation

In my column in the September issue, "So You've Got a Lubrication Program … Now What?", I wrote about the challenges we face when implementing a program of any kind. Lubrication excellence...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation Stacy Heston, Noria Corporation

Let's say you have silicon showing up on your oil analysis report. Where does it come from and what does it mean? The laboratory suggests the source is due to external contamination and is...

Ashley Mayer

In my previous column, I discussed the importance of using metrics to measure the success of a lubrication-management program, specifically metrics that one would develop from oil analysis data. In...

Noria Corporation

The Lean, Reliable and Lubed 2008 conferences and exhibition, held May 20 through 22 in Nashville, Tenn. marked another record-setting event for Noria Corporation and the manufacturing sectors it...

Tom Turner, ITA Inc. Rie Yamada, Tohoku Electronic Industrial Company Ltd. Mark Okazaki, Chevron

From steam turbine to gas turbine, from power generation to refining, turbines are pervasive throughout industry. While turbine systems can endure a whole host of different failure modes, studies by...

Drew Troyer

In technical literature, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) continues to show up as the prominent future strategic direction in machinery maintenance, and for good reason. RCM is the best...

Jim Fitzpatrick, A2 Technologies Alan Rein, A2 Technologies

The manufacturer of the PAL series of portable Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analyzers, A2 Technologies, announces new enhancements to this product line. The PAL systems quantify the level of...

Robert Scott

Has your oil analysis program been running for a few years, or maybe longer, in its current state? Have you been wondering if it could be better? If so, then it may be time for an evaluation and...

H. Thomas Yolken, AMMTIAC George A. Matzkanin, AMMTIAC

The corrosion of metallic structures is an industry- and government-wide maintenance problem that has been rapidly spreading due to the increased amount of infrastructure and military assets that are...

Mikael Lindfors, SPM Instrument

Anew high-performance online system for condition-monitoring of critical industrial equipment is launched by SPM Instrument, Sweden. The system, named Intellinova, complements the Nova family of...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

In April, ICML executive director Suzy Jamieson participated in the Euromaintenance 2008 Conference on Asset Management and Production Reliability in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was organized...

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