oil analysis Articles

  • New Oil Analysis Handbook

    Third edition contains more How To articles and more case studies It has been more than two years since we published the first edition of the Oil Analysis Handbook. Our original goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. Each edition ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Technical note: Total amounts of oil produced over the history of the industry

    Invoking information released by the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, an appraisal previously published in this journal of total amounts of oil produced are reinterpreted and reconsidered. [Received: September 30, 2008; Accepted: December 16, 2008]Keywords: crude oil production, oil depletion analysis, total oil ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Techniques for Soot in Oil Analysis

    Since no engine is 100% efficient, products other than carbon dioxide and water will be formed during combustion. One such product produced from incomplete combustion is soot. Soot is a mass of mainly carbon particles that are typically spherical in shape. As soot levels rise, the soot particles begin to clump ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Spectro Scientific`s Third Edition Of The Oil Analysis Handbook

    It has been over two years since the publication of the first edition of Spectro Scientific’s In-Service Oil Analysis Handbook. Our goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. In-service oil analysis for condition based maintenance covers a wide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • When should you change oil?

    Fleets analyzing oil samples can determine if their maintenance cycles are done at the right time and also identify maintenance issues before they become bigger problems. If the oil is good, why would you change it?” Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), asked himself. And more importantly, how much was it costing him to change oil when it ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 5 Reasons Why Point of Care Oil Analysis Makes Sense Now

    Point of care oil analysis is now established and accelerating as companies find reliability improvements and cost savings. In a recent reliability survey, between 60 to 70% of industrial facilities employ oil analysis as an important component of their reliability programs. Oil analysis gives a snapshot of machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Analysis for Municipal Fleets

    How can on-site oil analysis benefit municipal fleets? Our expert, Dan Walsh, illustrates how on-site oil analysis programs can positively impact municipal fleets. Why On-site Oil Analysis? A municipal or a city fleet generally has many sets of the same model, brand or grade of product.  For example, you could have passenger buses, construction equipment, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Large City Fleet Saves $2M Using Oil Analysis to Extend Oil Drain Intervals - Case study

    Condition-based maintenance saves time and money and increases productivity A large municipality in the northwestern United States operates over 1.700 vehicles and over 3.000 pieces of motorized equipment ranging from riding lawn mowers to bulldozers Oil changes constitute a major expense. For example, the 500 heavy duty trucks in its fleet previously had their oil changed every ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-site Oil Analysis to extend oil drain intervals

    Fleets demonstrate ROI on do it yourself oil analysis “If the oil is good, why would you change it?” Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Analysis for Marine Industries

    Let's Discuss Marine Markets When talking about marine markets there are three major areas: merchant fleets, Marine Naval Forces, and cruise lines. It's important to note that this large industry uses on-site oil analysis ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs - Case Study

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable solution for preventing expensive repairs - Case Study

    Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Simplicity Breeds Confidence: On-site Oil Analysis is Easier than Ever

    Oil analysis is a core practice recognized within the reliability professional community to improve machine reliability and save money.  Many companies and organizations already employ some type of oil analysis program within their maintenance practices.


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How do i Reduce My Expenditure on Oil Analysis? - Case Study

    We recently commenced a project to assist a client make sound data supported decisions around reducing expenditure in their oil sampling program. Relialytics’ first equipment model assessment demonstrated that, on the final drives alone, over $12k per annum could potentially be saved on oil sampling costs on ...


    By Relialytics

  • A critical analysis of maintenance training regimes for an industrialised economy

    As a management paradigm, it is accepted that maintenance management is less well developed than other management activities. One of the reasons for this underdevelopment can be traced to the way maintenance personnel are trained during their vocational, undergraduate and initial professional development phases. Historical records for all vocational training and all current undergraduate courses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WinLims for the petrochemical industry

    QSI has successfully worked with the petrochemicals and lubricants industries for many years, and consequently have numerous clients in many different sectors of this industry. To be able to service the needs of these clients QSI has, over the years, developed extensive capabilities required by these industries. This functionality includes: Blending and Blend Optimisation Used ...

  • On-Site Oil Analysis for Aerospace

    When talking about aviation assets one asset stands above the rest - the aircraft. There are approximately thirty thousand airliners in service today, used for both passenger and freight transportation. This number includes hundreds of thousands of individual small aircraft. Today, all of these fleets are growing quickly as the need for air travel continues to increase. Oil analysis is widely ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Analysis Fundamentals Course

    Spectro Scientific is proud to present our "Oil Analysis Fundamentals Course" presented in partnership with Noria Corporation. The Oil Analysis Fundamentals course provides comprehensive information regarding lubricant analysis and its critical role in increasing machinery life and uptime. The online training course is designed to assist reliability professionals in ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Analysis for Pulp and Paper

    The pulp and paper industry is comprised of facilities that manufacture corrugated paper, flake or particle board pressing, woven or fiber spinning, and general craft paper. The unique aspect of pulp and paper is the integrated complexity in medium to large- sized plant operations. Typically, people think about the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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