Four moderately elevated MPC filter patches, averaging a Delta E of 38. These are from lube oil of natural gas turbines. The oil has been in service for many years. Is there varnish? Can you be certain with only these two pieces of information? …Come find out this Monday night, March 18 at the ASME…Details
Thank you, Specialty Glass, Inc. of Rosharon, TX for another excellent piece of custom glassware for our laboratory. We can now clean and RECYCLE heptane to be used for cleaning purposes. Our new device is working perfectly and we’re making a meaningful reduction in our annual waste stream. FYI, vapors are captured.
Happy early Valentine’s Day from MRT Laboratories. Instead of flowers here’s a pink MPC patch.
Why is it pink? Does it indicate that the lubricant has varnishing potential?
Call or email to answer CORRECTLY and you have yourself a free Valentine’s Day MPC test this year.
VISIT US at Booth 412 at Noria’s Machinery Lubrication Conference at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel on November 6-8th. During the conference Ben Hartman will present “Immediate Corrective Maintenance by Lubricant Appearance Testing” at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 7th. He will outline a process for organized Appearance Testing of oil samples to enhance your…Details
For our refining and petrochemical clients we highly recommend regularly scheduled coolant analysis. Moving to a semi-annual testing schedule is the goal, but that happens after confirming that coolant of correct formulation flows through every critical system and that the system is free of corrosive build up. Case Study: Ten years ago a major US…Details
We are often asked, “Can you find out when we last sampled our XYZ critical equipment lube system? I don’t see a recent oil analysis report and we should be sampling it every month.” First and foremost, please call MRT and ask us, if you are in this situation. This happens, especially at large facilities…Details
Most machine coolant analysis requires gas chromatography to determine the type of glycol in the coolant mixture. The percentage of glycol in a coolant and the freezing point are two of the most common tests ensuring a proper coolant blend, but calculating these two results begin by assuming the type of glycol base. In the…Details
The MPC Delta E challenge!
Please respond with an email if you can tell us which of these lube systems has a high likelihood of varnishing.
Win free microscopic analysis on your oil sample with a correct response!
Our laser particle was down for several days due to the glass sample inlet breaking off the calibrated fill tube. Specialty Glass in Rosharon, TX did a fantastic repair job (http://www.specialtyglassinc.com/). We didn’t previously understand that laboratory glassware can be repaired to this level of precision. We are very satisfied with the work and the particle…Details
Link Oil Analysis to Vibration Analysis Oil analysis is considered the best early indicator of a future problem with critical rotating equipment. Vibration analysis is a critical tool to detect whether equipment already has a problem that needs to be addressed. Most plants and facilties with a dedicated equipment reliability program utilize vibration analysis software…Details