oil viscosity monitoring Articles

  • E-Guide Measuring Oil Viscosity

    The most important physical property of a lubricating oil is viscosity. Viscosity determines the load carrying ability of the oil as well as how easily it circulates. The correct balance between high viscosity for load carrying and low viscosity for ease of circulation must be considered for any lubricant and its application. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Colour Measurement as a Tool for Monitoring Oil Quality

    This paper takes a look at the many factors known to have a direct or indirect impact on the quality of oil and the diverse range of different measurement devices have been developed for this purpose, such as relative humidity and absolute water content indicators, particle calculators, dielectric sensors, oxidisation indicators (TAN value), viscosity meters and colour analysers. It explains ...


    By Kytola Instruments Oy

  • 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 together and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Automating oil particle analysis

    Run up to 25 samples at one time The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices

    Obtaining a representative oil sample from a closed loop lubrication system is essential to any good oil analysis program. As oil analysis programs become more standardized for routine monitoring, especially within equipment warranty support programs, equipment makers provide more sampling points on new equipment. These ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Advantages of synthetic blend motor oil

    Engine oils consist of basic oil and additives. Quality of oil is set on a chemical composition of a basis and components which serve for change of basic oil properties and are capable to improve considerably engine oil, despite quality of a basis. For this purpose improvers shall be applied by quality process and correct technology, in foliation avoidance by using of synthetic blend motor oil ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

  • Advantages of synthetic blend motor oil

    Engine oils consist of basic oil and additives. Quality of oil is set on a chemical composition of a basis and components which serve for change of basic oil properties and are capable to improve considerably engine oil, despite quality of a basis. For this purpose improvers shall be applied by quality process and correct technology, in foliation avoidance by using of synthetic blend motor ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

  • Moisture in Oils: The Three-Headed Beast

    Abstract Moisture contamination in in-service lube oils is perhaps one of the most destructive forms of engine corrosion second only to particle contamination.  Water contamination in oil can be categorized into three forms of water; Free, emulsified, and dissolved.  All forms of water have direct consequences to the oil and gears of the engine, but indirect consequences as ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Choosing the right oil skimmer for economical fluid management

    Oil skimmers are simple, dependable and effective tools for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbuns from water. Although designs var’, ah oil skimmers rely on the fluid properties of specific gravity and surface tension. Most use a moving medium tu remove floating oil from the fluid’s surface, as shown jo Figure 1 (The exception is a floating suction skimmer.) Floating oil and grease cling tu ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Monitoring vibrations, mechanical seals, and bearings for safety and performance

    With more than 70 years of experience in plastics processing, Switzerland-based Quadrant Group is a leading expert in a wide range of polymer materials and technologies for polymer conversion. In order to maintain a high level of quality in the production process, Quadrant's heat-transfer pumps must work safely and reliably. These pumps are commonly subjected to high loads. At the same time, ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Temperature and leak monitoring boosts safety and reliability

    Amcor Flexibles Singen GmbH is a manufacturer of printed and unprinted aluminum-based packaging materials and an experienced technical applications specialist. Its plant in Germany, equipped with rolling mills and finishing equipment, turns out approximately 200 million square meters of aluminum foil in various grades every year. High-performance drying equipment is essential for Amcor’s ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Emulsified-Oil Biobarrier Provides Long-Term Treatment of Perchlorate/VOC Plume

    Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) evaluation of a PRB containing emulsified oil substrate (EOS®). The pilot study was initiated in 2003 at the Alliant Techsystems, Inc., facility in Elkton, MD, to evaluate effectiveness of EOS technology for enhancing biodegration of perchlorate and chlorinated solvents. A single dose of low solubility, low viscosity, and slowly biodegradable ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Making the right pump purchase decision for lube oil manufacturers

    Lube oil manufacturing plants are being built or expanded around the world to cope with increasing demand – most of which originates in Asia. Perhaps not surprisingly, China is projected to win the top spot from the USA in lubricant consumption within 6-7 years. And in India, the third-largest market in the world, annual demand has recently topped 2 billion liters. In both countries, demand ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Chronic toxicity of heavy fuel oils to fish embryos using multiple exposure scenarios

    The chronic toxicity to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) embryos of heavy fuel oil (HFO) 6303, weathered HFO 6303, HFO 7102, and Medium South American (MESA) crude oil was assessed by different exposure regimes. These included water accommodated fractions (WAF: water in contact with floating oil), chemically‐enhanced WAF (CEWAF: oil dispersed with Corexit 9500), and effluent from columns of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case study - Oil analysis - House Calls - Help reduce offshore equipment failures

    A new approach It is hard to think of another environment where an equipment failure could have a greater negative impact on employee safety and lost production than an offshore oil and gas production platform. Yet offshore platforms are among the world’s most difficult locations to operate and maintain equipment. In most cases, skilled people and supplies can only reach the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case study - Kitsap transit avoids two engine failures in three months with on-site oil analysis

    Kitsap Transit is a public transportation agency, based in Bremerton, Washington and serving the county of Kitsap, which operates routed bus service, foot ferry service and service for elderly and disabled passengers. The agency has long been concerned with preventing engine failures and optimizing maintenance schedules for its fleet of approximately 362 pieces of equipment including transit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 5 hydraulic equipment mistakes you might be making

    When dealing with hydraulic equipment, there are many intricate pieces that impact the effectiveness of these machines. There are many components of hydraulic equipment, and it is important that they all run smoothly. Here are five mistakes you may be making and how to correct them. 1. Changing the Oil If the base oil is degrading ...


    By A&S Hydraulic

  • A Faster and Better FluidScan with Version 5

    Measure water contamination in turbine oils down to 300 ppm The latest version of FluidScan software can detect total water presence as low as 300 ppm in turbine oils.  The method provides an alternative to laboratory tests such as Karl Fischer titration when fast, simple, and reagent-free analysis is needed. In addition to measuring water contamination, the FluidScan ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The Alternative to Pump and Treat

    Sometimes, an important technological advance begins with a small step – back! Such is the case with remediation of hydrocarbons from groundwater utilizing existing recovery and monitoring wells. For the past few years, state government has based decisions on the amount of clean up that they require by the risk posed to the environment. Risk Based Corrective Action, commonly called 'Rebecca' ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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