Compressor oils can create unique challenges when trying to measure viscosity. Dissolved gases from refrigerants, in particular, tend to bubble out when these oils are measured using traditional viscometers. This can create errors in the measurement, typically causing readings to be much lower than they should be.
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Particle counting is a critical aspect of any machine conditioning program and
there are many tools out there available to monitor and track the quantity and
severity of the contamination, be it due to external contamination or machine
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Synthetic Polyol Ester fluids are the fluids of choice to lubricate aircraft gas turbine engines used in commercial and military service requiring MIL-PRF-23699F-STD level performance. It also is used for aircraft-type gas turbine engines in industrial or marine service applications.
If you are at sea for weeks or months at a time, it is not practical to send oil samples to a third party laboratory. Waiting until you reach port is not an ideal solution, as machine condition and oil condition can change dramatically while out at sea. Oil test kits containing volatile and corrosive chemicals are difficult to manage and create hazardous waste, which must be stored and disposed of properly. Portable, solvent-free, intuitive oil analyzers are the ideal solution for maintaining marine fleets in prime operating condition. This article written by Daniel Walsh, Director of Product Management, describes some new options available to marine fleet maintenance personnel.