Particle Counting

This technique is typically used for critical hydraulic and turbine systems which have very small clearances, e.g. servo valves. It can also be used to look for early signs of bearing wear or evaluating equipment filter performance.  There are three basic methods used, Automatic Optical Particle Counting (ISO 11500), Optical Microscopy (ISO 4407), and Pore Blockage […]

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Top 10 Best Car Carpet Cleaners

A clean car is a happy car. Keeping your vehicle’s carpet and upholstery stain-free helps preserve your resale value. It is an endeavor that pays for itself later when it is time to sell or trade in your car, and the best car carpet cleaners can help you do just that.  Left to bake in the […]

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Oxidation Nitration in Used Oil Analysis

Oxidation and Nitration in Used Oil Analysis

Both oxidation and nitration can be determined using the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) method, which is also used to determine water content as discussed in a previous article.  As you can see from the FTIR scan below both oxidation and nitration give individual peaks from which their level can be determined. There are various FTIR methods […]

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Prime Day

The Best Automotive Amazon Prime Day Deals 2019

Whether your car needs a little maintenance, or you just want to show it some extra love, now is your chance to do so. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is just around the corner, and car enthusiasts everywhere can rejoice.  From essentials to accessories, the opportunity for great deals is simply a click away.What is Amazon […]

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water content used oil analysis

Water Content in Used Oil Analysis

Water contamination in oil can be extremely detrimental as it can cause any of the following: Rust/corrosion Sludge formation Increase in oil oxidation Decrease in fatigue life (bearings, gears) Increased wear Reduced additive protection Filter plugging SourcesWater contamination can come from various sources such as: Condensation Low temperature engine operation Inter/after cooler of air compressors […]

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Top 5 Best Car Amplifiers for the money

Adding an amplifier to a car audio system is not only about producing louder volumes, though it will certainly do that. Amplification of audio signals increases their dynamic range and will bring out musical details that cannot be heard without it. The best car amplifier will produce deep bass and crystal-clear highs, even at louder […]

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