used oil analysis Articles

  • Using Spectroscopy for Used Oil Analysis

    Evaluating the wear condition of equipment is a primary requirement of condition monitoring programs. Oil wetted equipment will generate wear particles throughout its lifetime, the nature and rate of the wear varies from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Using portable oil analysis on USNS Watson - Case Study

    Save 15 Hours per Week and Improve Accuracy on Navy Sealift Ship The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Watson is one of the large, medium-speed, roll-on, roll-off (LMSR) ships that have signi  cantly expanded the nation’s sealift capacity. The Watson has a considerable amount of machinery including main engines, generators and cranes that need oil tested on a regular ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • 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

  • Analysis of oil-storage trading using two-factor price model and simulation

    Recent developments in the oil prices have created new opportunities for trade. When the crude oil price is in contango, it may be profitable to enter into a forward contract and sell oil in the future for a delivery price higher than the current spot price. However, to take advantage of this opportunity, one has to have access to storage facilities and enough working capital. In this paper, we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • A simulation and optimisation model for the transport of refinery products

    The short-term oil refinery scheduling problem is one of the most challenging problems in operational research due to the complexity of the refinery scheduling operations and the corresponding process models. In this paper, a novel approach of transporting optimisation model for (AL-Dura, Iraq) oil refinery operations based on genetic algorithm (GA) was proposed. The proposed method also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Analysis Helps Keep the Trains Running - Case study

    Based in Tullow, Ireland, T.E. Laboratories ("the Laboratories"), provides oil, fuel and environmental analysis services for a variety of customers, including Irish Rail, Ireland's national railway system. It regularly uses equipment from Spectro, Inc., including the Spectroil Q100 spectrometer. When the analysis of oil samples from a main locomotive showed a large amount of severe wear ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Extraction & Analysis of PAHs in Olive Oil Using SupelMIP SPE – PAHs and GC-MS

    Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) consist of fused aromatic rings and are formed as a by-product during the combustion of fuels. Seven PAHs in particular are known for their carcinogenic properties: benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, chrysene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene, and indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene. As such, they are monitored in both the environment and food ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Cannabis Oil Analysis using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    A range of  cannabis derivatives are commercially available for purchase across the world's markets. Country-to-country, the legality of these products differs. In Europe, products that contain higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than 0.2% are generally prohibited. That said, CBD (cannabidiol) isn't restricted and is actually advertised as offering pharmaceutical ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Monitoring Water Concentration in Oil

    How does water enter the oil? Routinely monitoring water concentration in oil is an important part of any oil condition monitoring program. Water can enter the oil as a result of environmental conditions, condensation from cooler areas of the equipment, and/or compromised seal integrity. Three phases of water Ideally, water remains in its dissolved state, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Analysis of Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Enzymes in Texas - Case Study

    Enzyme Enhanced Oil Recovery (EEOR) utilizes non-living enzymes that are protein based and effectively release hydrocarbon compounds from solid surfaces. Greenzyme® is a unique oil well unclogging agent developed by Apollo Separation Technologies, Inc. To date, most applications of this product have been overseas in China, Indonesia and Venezuela. Greenzyme® 280 enzyme fluid is presently ...

  • 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

  • Fish Oil analysis using Pearl FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Select Science recently interviewed Professor Gene S. Hall, who leads a research team in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. They are detecting fraudulent fish oil and their work includes the Pearl FTIR accessory.


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyzing Lubricant and Machinery Condition Using Q5800 Portable Oil Analysis Lab - Case study

    Overview The United States Marine Corps (USMCJ maintains a fleet of thousands of mechanized vehicles consisting of heavy equipment ranging from bulldozers to transport vehicles and armored vehicles. A decade ago, they participated in an oil analysis program as a means to determine lubricant and machinery condition with emphasis on reducing operating costs and improved equipment ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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