Two Minute Tips
With consistent, accurate monitoring of the condition of your oil – whether in an engine, gearbox, circulating system or mainline power generation turbine – an oil analysis program can help you extend the life of the oil and protect the equipment.
- Nathan Walker
- Lubrication Engineers
Wireless vibration sensors have their place in a good reliability program and can really benefit the maintenance team’s ability to monitor machine health reliably.
- Alan McCall
Monitoring acid level and contaminants, especially water and sediment are important factors to consider to maintain performance in reciprocating and screw compressors. When sampling ammonia, foaming is a regular issue that is encountered. In order to avoid this, the KPQ14NP has a locknut feature.
- Bernie Hall
Designing a sensor for wireless condition monitoring is a complex balancing act between meeting performance requirements whilst adding the most value for the end user. The choice of technology becomes crucial when trying to optimize certain aspects of the design.
- David Procter
Point of care oil analysis testing is now established and accelerating as companies find reliability improvements and cost savings.
- Daniel Walsh
- AMETEK Spectro Scientific
Companies need to recognize the importance of good sampling practices when it comes to the results of their oil analysis program. That small 70 mL sample submitted to your lab represents all the oil circulating in the equipment. Here are a few simple tips you can take to ensure you get a good, clean sample, that is representative of the oil in your system.
- Bernie Hall