Practicing Oil Analysis November 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

There are many ways that a lubricant could fail to deliver fuel-efficient engine performance. Many of these are due to formulation issues as opposed to transient properties of the lubricant in...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

Oil analysis is performed to monitor equipment and lubricant health. Alarm limits are used to trigger an activity for either the analyst or the maintenance staff. Alarm limits are threshold values,...

Andy Ling, Dingo Maintenance Systems

In the 1970s, excitement surrounded artificial intelligence and “expert” systems. It seemed that computers might soon free people for the pursuit of higher goals by automating lower-level...

Steve Mitchell, Cook Nuclear Generating Station, American Electric Power

Oil analysis is a key element to equipment and component reliability at any nuclear power generation facility. In particular, having onsite oil analysis can significantly reduce the total...

Drew Troyer, Noria Corporation

In their search for the latest and greatest management and technical innovations, which often arrive with glorious trappings and fanfare, organizations often overlook opportunities to correct...

Terrence O'Hanlon, ReliabilityWeb.com

Wasted material, wasted motion and wasted time drastically affect bottom-line profitability. Waste drove Henry Ford crazy! The famous automobile-manufacturing pioneer made a notable effort to...

Survey Participants: Herb Springer, Southern Company; Bryan Johnson, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Arizona Public Service Co.; Dwayne Jenkins, Reliant Energy The trend toward onsite...

Rich Wurzbach

Oil analysis is a vital part of building an effective lubrication strategy. Used correctly, oil analysis is a valuable predictive and proactive tool in ensuring that equipment reliability is...

Mike Day, Pall Corporation

National Aerospace Standard (NAS) 16381 is a particulate contami-nation coding system used in the fluid power industry to simplify the commu- nication of data from particle counters. It converts...

As proponents of clean oil management and handling practices, we at Noria caution against the use of many of the most common types of top-up containers. Maintenance and operations personnel...

Noria Corporation

A lubricating oil’s viscosity is typically measured and defined in two ways, either based on its kinematic viscosity or its absolute (dynamic) viscosity. While the descriptions may seem simi…

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