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Causes of High Oxidation

Causes of High Oxidation While some new oils may produce an oxidation value due to the presence of synthetic esters, increases in oxidation generally represent degradation of the fluid. The biggest driver to oxidation is heat, as the rate of reaction doubles with every 10 °C or 18 °F increase in temperature. This type of…
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Introduction to FTIR Spectroscopy

Introduction to FTIR Spectroscopy Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy measures additive depletion, contaminant buildup and base stock degradation in lubricants. This type of analysis complements wear metal and other analyses. The principle of the test is that an infrared absorbance spectrum is acquired by passing an infrared beam through a thin layer of static sample.…
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Webinar Recording: Sampling Best Practices

  Webinar Recording of Sampling Best Practices Proper sampling is the foundation of any lube analysis program. Irregular sampling procedures and inconsistent sample locations will lead to data that does not reveal problems adequately, or is interpreted to identify a problem that does not truly exist, resulting in unexpected downtime or unnecessary repairs. This webinar…
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Report Interpretation Tips

Report Interpretation Tips Proper report interpretation is crucial to the success of an oil analysis program; however, many users struggle to decipher the more than 40 pieces of data included on a routine report. The best procedure is to read the whole report, but to break it into sections. The following three tips will outline…
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Webinar: Understanding Particle Counts and Setting Target ISO Codes

  Understanding Particle Counts and Setting Target ISO Codes The ability to interpret the results of oil analysis is vital to guiding significant decisions about preventive maintenance activities. Having someone in your organization who can pick up a report and interpret it in the context of the environment is absolutely essential. This is a skill…
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Introduction to Particle Counting

Introduction to Particle Counting Particle counting may be performed using two different techniques, each with their own limitations and interferences, but one aspect they share in common is that they are both only a quantitative count. Neither method identifies the composition or source of the particles, they only provide a level of particles per ml…
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