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Best Oil Analysis with Bennett Fitch- CONNECT CONVERSATIONS

Ron Moore | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Proper lubrication is the lifeblood of any organization’s equipment.  Contamination, impaired fluid properties, and wrong lubricants lead to machinery failure.  In this session, we’ll be reviewing lubricant analysis for determining whether or not new oil/grease is in proper condition, and appropriate analysis to be done on an ongoing basis to assure that the lubricants in use are in proper condition.  In this session, we’ll be considering:

  • Oil Properties Analysis
    • Viscosity
    • Additive Levels
    • Oxidation
  • Contamination Analysis
    • Particle Counting
    • Moisture Analysis
    • (If you want to get into automotive, fuel, glycol, soot)
  • Wear Debris Analysis
    • Ferrography
      • Analytical
      • Ferrous Density
    • Elemental Analysis

In the next session, we’ll be considering lubricating practices, e.g., selection, storage, use, testing, and training.

We hope you enjoy this episode!


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About the Author

Ron Moore Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
  • Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
  • Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
  • Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
  • Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
  • Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)