Asset optimization demands information from a condition monitoring program that is immediately actionable. On-site oil analysis help provides immediate results, enabling higher equipment availability for production and a reduction in the total cost of ownership for rotating machinery.
This presentation will cover recent developments in oil analysis instrumentation that have brought a new dimension to asset management capability. A portable IR spectrometer with walk-around route-based capability delivers the same efficiency and ease of use as those obtained with route-based vibration analysis to determine when an oil or hydraulic fluid is no longer fit for use due to liquid contamination or degradation.
Examples presented will include comprehensive "Minilabs' for on-site oil analysis that have been installed in over 1,000 industrial sites. The instruments measure parameters that govern machinery lubrication health in the three categories of machinery wear, oil chemistry and oil contamination. There is an ASTM standard practice reference, and users obtain information for lubricant screening, trending and even root cause analysis for machinery wear. The handheld IR Oil Condition Monitor provides additional detail on lubricant chemistry and liquid contamination to aid in root-cause analysis. The portable device is simple to use and solvent-free, with quantifiable oil chemistry and liquid contamination data statuses, when and where they are needed.
- Understand why oil analysis is an essential part of a comprehensive PdM program
- Learn how on-site oil analysis eliminates delays in obtaining lab results that cost money and is a cost-effective alternative to outsourcing to commercial laboratories.
- Find out how Spectro Incorporated has enabled route-based oil condition monitoring using AMS MHM OilView™ software.
- Discover how the FluidScan® Q1100 expands the Trivector™ in terms of analytical capability.
Ken Caldwell is Spectro Incorporated's product manager for industrial solutions. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as an engineer and held a variety of roles in technical product marketing and product management. Organizations for which he worked provide products and services for a variety of applications and markets including analytical instrumentation, industrial processing, and semiconductor manufacturing.
Ray Garvey is an engineer and inventor named on more than 20 U.S. patents associated with oil analyzers, infrared thermography, machine monitoring, and composite structures. Ray has been an employee of Emerson Process Management for 22 years, and is known for his participation in the development of Emerson's CSI 5100 and CSI 5200 Minilab analyzers. Ray received his BS degree from West Point and MS degree from the University of Tennessee. His professional certifications include Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS), and U.S. Army Engineer ( Lt. Col. retired). Ray worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ( five years active, 20 years reserve), U.S. DOE Uranium Gas Centrifuge Program (11 years), and is currently employed with Emerson Process Management.