Tribology eSource | April 2016
 
 

Understanding Viscosity Index
The fourth most important property of a lubricant.
by Evan Zabawski, CLS, OMA I 
Business Development/Reliability Specialist

Proper lubricant selection requires an understanding of the influence of temperature on viscosity.  Though most can appreciate that an increase in temperature causes a decrease in viscosity, we seldom consider that the rate of change is not only non-linear, but also that the rate of change is not equal between all lubricants.

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Make the Varnish Potential Test Package from ALS Tribology Part of Your Varnish Mitigation Tactics
by Ed Eckert, CLS, OMA I
Diagnostics Manager

What is varnish? Varnish starts as a high molecular weight soft contaminant that remains soluble in the oil when at system temperature.

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Training Workshops in the U.S., Canada, Australia & New Zealand 
by Fran Christopher, OMA I
Director, Marketing and Business Development

ALS Tribology is offering a series of training workshops that will be conducted in our laboratories conveniently located in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Telephone: 877.835.8437

ALS Tribology is the leading fluid analysis provider globally. For over half a century, customers have relied on us for comprehensive oil, fuel, coolant, metalworking and consulting services. As part of the ALS Group, we are a global provider of analytical testing services.

ALS Tribology offers standard analysis packages and over 150 specialized ASTM tests that cover any combination of conditions, fluids and applications. Our highly experienced professionals and accredited laboratories are dedicated to delivering unmatched services with quality results that are cost effective and prompt. Strategically located, ALS Tribology's facilities provide regional access to testing services globally.


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