on-site 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • On-site Oil Analysis for Shipboard Maintenance

    Naval Sealift Ship Puts Accuracy to the Test(This is an excerpt from a published article in the April 2013 issue of "Lubes 'N' Greases" magazine) The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Watson is one of the largest, medium-speed, roll-on, roll-off ships that have significantly expanded the nation’s sealift capacity. ...


    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

  • 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

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

    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

  • 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

  • Regional construction firm keeps its fleet running using on-site oil analysis - Case Study

    New England Utility Constructors, Inc. (NEUCO), a Centuri Company, specializes in turnkey construction services for pipeline and natural gas and electric distribution for critical energy needs in the New England area. The efficient operation of the company’s equipment is crucial to completing construction jobs on time and meeting the energy demands of its customers. Neuco’s ...


    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

  • 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

  • Portable oil analysis tools reduce routine maintenance costs

    What do a power plant, a hospital, a police station, and a remote mine have in common? They all have essential assets requiring uninterruptible power, commonly powered by an engine generator as primary or backup power. Engine generators, often termed "gensets," combine an electrical generator and an engine. They supply electrical power where normal utility power is not readily available or is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Overview of Fluidscan Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

    Oil analysis is a critical predictive maintenance technology. Service or reliability profes-sionals, whether managing a truck or locomotive fleet, a marine vessel or fixed assets in an industrial plant, rely on oil analysis information to schedule maintenance actions. The need to continuously improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs demands in situ oil analysis results for better ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Analysis for Hydraulic Systems

    Hydraulic systems are used in industrial, mobile and aviation applications to transmit power to operate equipment. They are incredibly efficient, compact, and lightweight relative to a mechanical equivalent. Hydraulic fluids transmit force in the system, and as such are carefully chosen by the system maker. Chemical stability, high flash and fire points, viscosity, and oxidation resistance ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Rapid on-site analysis of fats, oil and grease (FOG)

    It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat packers, cosmetic ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Rapid On-Site Analysis of Fats, Oil and Grease (Fog) - Case study

    FOG and SSO's It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Lower Maintenance Costs: Large Municipality Uses Point of Care Oil Analysis to Significantly Reduce Costs

    A large municipality located in the northwestern United States operates a fleet of over 1,700 vehicles and over 3,000 pieces of motorized equipment which it uses for critical everyday functions. As you can imagine, maintenance on this equipment is expensive with oil changes alone costing in excess of $3 million dollars annually when done at set intervals. The municipality recognized that they ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • When to Consider Integrating Failure Analysis Investigations

    Why you should consider integrating automated failure analysis investigations into your operations When a component fails, there'll be a story in the oil sample reports which can assist in finding the root cause of the failure and prevent future failures. But how many hours are people in the business spending on collecting and analysing data? If you’d like your staff to be ...


    By Relialytics

  • Ask the Expert: Oil Analysis in Power Generation

    Uptime is one of the key considerations for all power generators. Electricity supply must equal demand at all times. Downtime, especially unplanned downtime, is very difficult to deal with and can be quite costly. Fortunately condition based monitoring can go a long way towards preventing unscheduled downtime and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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