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Jim Fitch

Jim Fitch is the CEO and a co-founder of Noria Corporation. He has a wealth of “in the trenches” experience in lubrication, oil analysis, tribology and machinery failure investigations. Over the past two decades, Jim has presented hundreds of courses on these subjects and has published more than 200 technical articles, papers and publications. He serves as a U.S. delegate to the ISO tribology and oil analysis working group, and has been awarded numerous patents. Since 2002, Jim has also been director and board member of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.

Fields of Specialization

  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Petroleum Analysis
  • Gear Failure Analysis
  • Oil Analysis
  • Bearing Failure Analysis
  • Filtration and Separation
  • Grease Analysis
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Particle Analysis
  • Tribology and Wear
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Wear Particle Analysis
  • Motor Oil and Engine Lubrication

Education

  • University of Tulsa, Master’s Degree, Business Administration
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s Degree, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • Journal of ASTM International (JAI)
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • National Fluid Power Association
  • National Society for Professional Engineers
  • British Hydromechanics Research Association (BHRA)

Awards

  • American Society for Business Publication Editors Editorial Award, September 2006
  • Outstanding Service Award, Korea Plant Service and Engineering Association, 1997
  • Outstanding Engineer Award for 1996, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers
  • Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for 1995, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Literary Award for Paper No. 861308, Engineering Activity Board, SAE 1986 Transactions
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Literary Award for Paper No. 860738, Engineering Activity Board, SAE 1986 Transactions

Publications

Books, Book Chapters, Training Books, etc.:

  • Chapter: “Analysis of In-Service Automotive Engine Oils,” ASTM Handbook on Automotive Lubricants, Publication Pending
  • Chapter 5: “Control and Management of Particle Contamination in Hydraulic Fluids,” Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology, CRC Press, 2012
  • Oil Analysis Basics, Noria Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, Chapter: “Lubrication Performance Factors for Chemical Process Plant Machinery,” Marcel Dekker Encyclopedias, 2005
  • Chapter 21: “Foodgrade and the Food Processing Industry”, STLE/ CRC Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, 2005
  • Chapter 32: “Conservation of Lubricants, Materials and Energy,” STLE/ CRC Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, 2005
  • Seminar Coursebook, Effective Contamination Control, Noria Publishing, 2005-2006
  • Best Practices in Bulk Lubricant Storage and Handling, Noria Publishing, 2004
  • How to Select a Motor Oil and Filter for Your Car or Truck, Noria Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2004
  • Chapter 24: “Hydrocarbon Analysis,” ASTM Fuels and Lubricants Manual, ASTM Press, June, 2003
  • Lubrication Excellence Conference Proceedings, Noria Publishing, 2003-2006 Annual Conferences
  • Chapter: “Particle Counting,” Lubrication Guide, Published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), October 2001
  • Chapter: “Advancements in Fluid Analysis Technologies and Strategies for Hydraulic System Condition-Based Maintenance,” Hydraulic Failure Analysis: Fluids, Components, and System Effects, ASTM Press, 2001
  • Machinery Lubrication Coursebook, Noria Publishing, 2001-2006, Multiple Editions
  • Chapter 19, “Lubrication Analysis for Condition Monitoring,” Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities, Marcel Dekker, 2000
  • Oil Analysis Basics Book, Noria Publishing, 2000-2006, Multiple Editions
  • Chapter 11: “Strategies for Machinery Oil Analysis,” Operating Equipment Asset Management Handbook, Penn State Publishing, 2000 & 2006. First and Second Editions
  • The Lubrication Field Test and Inspection Guide, Noria Publishing, 2000
  • Sourcebook for Used Oil Elements, Noria Publishing, 2000
  • Practicing Oil Analysis Conference Proceedings, Noria Publishing, 1999-2002 Annual Conferences
  • Oil Analysis I & II Coursebook, Noria Publishing, 1998-2006, Multiple Editions
  • How to Develop a “Win-Win” Relationship with Your Oil Analysis Lab, Learning Resource Booklet, LRB.9801.1, Noria Publishing, 1998
  • Chapter 75: “Elements of an Oil Analysis Program,” STLE/CRC Tribology Data Handbook, CRC Press, 1996
  • Oil Analysis and Proactive Maintenance, Seminar Course Book, Diagnetics, 1996
  • Chapter 32: “A New Approach to Maintaining Industrial Equipment,” Current Trends in Industrial Tribology, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1995
  • The Ten Reasons Why Oil Analysis Programs Fail and the Strategies That Effectively Overcome Them, Diagnetics, Inc., 1995 (Booklet)
  • “Comparison of Particle Counts Between Eight Commercial Oil Analysis Laboratories,” Technical Application Article No. 8, Diagnetics Inc., August 1992 (Technical Bulletin)
  • Handbook of Case Studies on Fluid Contamination Control, Diagnetics Inc., 1991

Published Interviews

  • Interview with Peter Jost, “Interview with Luminary Professor H. Peter Jost,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2006
  • Interviewed by Mr. Krokawa, Editor of Journal of Economic Maintenance Tribology (Japan), “Progress of Lubrication Education and Certification,” Published in Vol. No. 475, September 2005
  • Interview with Mario Andretti, “The Greatest Racecar Driver of All Times,” Practicing Oil Analysis magazine, March-April 2003
  • Interviewed by Marian Hookham, “The Good Oil – Trends in Lubrication in the Mining Industry,” Australia’s Mining Monthly, October 2002
  • Interviewed by Kathryn Carnes, “Measure by Measure,” Lubricants World, June 2001
  • Interviewed by Curt Bennink, “Maximize Oil Analysis ROI,” Equipment Today, August 2000
  • Interviewed by Jeff Hawk, “Online Oil Analysis Speeds Equipment Managers’ Response Time,” Construction Magazine, October 2000

Trade Magazine Editorial Columns

  • Practicing Oil Analysis Magazine, Editor’s Page, 1998-2008
  • Five Essential Lube Oil Properties Not Routinely Reported by Your Oil Lab
  • Tactics for Identifying Wear Metal and Solid-particle Suspensions
  • The Five Cardinal Signs of a Healthy Machine
  • The Benefits of Utilizing Wear Debris Analysis in Industrial Machinery
  • The Richness of Machine Failure
  • The Value of Muck Sampling in a Condition Monitoring Program
  • Why Onsite Particle Counting Makes Sense
  • Decade in Review: Education and User Empowerment
  • Ten Amazing Years
  • Diagnosing a Cloudy Oil
  • The Truths About Data Trending
  • Planned Cleanliness
  • The Meaning of a Low Viscosity Reading
  • Oil is Like an Egg
  • No Contamination, No Wear, No Kidding
  • The Hot Stove Effect
  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Lubricant Incompatibility
  • What is Your Oil’s Impurity-holding Capacity (IHC)?
  • What Do You Do with a High Particle Count?
  • Oil Analysis for the New Millennium, (Republished in ML-Spanish, December 2006)
  • The Importance of Provenance
  • Tweaking the Eyes and Ears of Oil Analysis
  • Beware of What You Measure
  • A Much Closer Look at Particle Contamination
  • Standby Equipment – Dealing with Oil Without Legs
  • What do Canaries and Ferrous Density Meters Have in Common?
  • The Agony of Diesel Engine Oil Particle Counts
  • The Perils of Aerated Oils
  • The Hazards of Water Handles
  • Copper and Your Diesel Engine Oils
  • Oil Analysis Reports – What’s Missing in the Comments?
  • Sight Glass Oil Analysis
  • Lubrication as a Professional
  • Reliability’s Dirty Little Secret
  • Dipstick Oil Analysis
  • What is the No. 1 Cause and the No. 1 Consequence of Wear?
  • Silent Assumptions of Bearing Reliability
  • Which Questions Does Your Oil Analysis Program Answer?
  • How to Convince Your Boss to Let you Attend Lubrication Excellence 2003
  • Managing Reliability in Real Time — the Risk Management Grid (RMG)
  • Clean Oil Reduces Engine Fuel Consumption
  • The Surface Tension Test—Is it Worth Resurrecting?
  • Spot Check Your Car’s Oil
  • Today’s Oil Detectives Have a New Bag of Tricks
  • The Hidden Cost of an Untrained Workforce
  • Fallacies of Sampling Consistently
  • How Telephone Poles are Like Filters
  • You Can’t Fix a Problem You Don’t Know Exists
  • World Class is What This Year’s Conference is About — What it is and How to Get it.
  • Oil Analysis Economics — Saving and Making Money
  • The Six Most Expensive Oil Analysis Tests
  • Top Ten Ways to Not be World Class at Machinery Lubrication
  • The Augustus H. Gill Award for Oil Analysis Excellence
  • Three Important Words for Success in Lubrication and Oil Analysis
  • Ten Compelling Reasons to Attend Practicing Oil Analysis 2000
  • In Search of a Definition — What is Oil Analysis?
  • Why Should Managers Care About Oil?
  • Oil Analysis Standards — What Are We Waiting For?
  • Oil Analysis and the Lean Organization
  • Is Your Oil Analysis Program a Quart Low?
  • Oil is Not a Fine Wine
  • Adopt a New Philosophy
  • Choose Your Weapon
  • First an Idea — Now a Reality
  • Deploying the Invisible Filter
  • Surviving the Data Jungle
  • Your Oil Is Talking … But Are You Listening?
  • Machinery Lubrication Magazine, As I See It Column, 2001 through 2015
  • Remedies for a Bad Maintenance Culture
  • How to Select Machines for Oil Analysis
  • How to Build a Killer Lube Analyst Résumé
  • Take Particle Settling and Oil Sample Agitation Seriously
  • Recognizing the Causes and Hazards of Silt Lock
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Lubricant Spending
  • Develop a Corporate Education Master Plan
  • The Wrath of Unscheduled Downtime: Why Oil Analysis is a Wise and Effective Defense
  • Advantages of a Unified Condition Monitoring Approach
  • Don’t Forget Lubricant Criticality When Designing Oil Analysis Programs
  • Use Zone Inspections for Early Problem Detection
  • Demand Reliability Readiness from Equipment Builders
  • 5 Factors to Consider When Setting Oil Cleanliness Targets
  • Add Oil Circulation to Gear and Bearing Sumps for Greater Reliability
  • Using ‘Unscheduled’ Oil Analysis for Early Predictive Maintenance
  • A New Look at Criticality Analysis for Machinery Lubrication
  • How to Optimize the State of Lubrication
  • Hazards of Changing Lubricant Brands
  • Why You Should Inspect Bearing Grease Discharge
  • The Hidden Dangers of Lubricant Starvation
  • Don’t Ignore Viscosity Index when Selecting a Lubricant
  • Linking Enhanced Reliability to the State of Lubrication
  • The Business Case for Lubrication Excellence
  • The Optimum Reference State
  • Justifying the Cost of Excluding a Gram of Dirt
  • Grease Dry-out
  • Setting Limits and Targets for Effective Oil Analysis
  • Lubricant Consolidation
  • The Power of the Patch
  • A Well-Constructed Oil Analysis Report
  • Increasing Demands Bring Advancements in Oil Filtration
  • Noria is Recharged and Ready for Growth
  • Strategies to Extend Drain Intervals and Reduce Lubricant Consumption
  • What’s Hot? Current Trends in Lubrication and Oil Analysis
  • Ban the Can: Sealable, Reusable Oil Containers are Smarter Options
  • Looking Through the Eyes of Onsite Contaminant Monitor
  • The Rationale for Using Magnetic Particle Collectors
  • Virgin Particles and Weak Signals: Finding Meaning in Wear Debris
  • Oil Flushing Tips to Address the Fish Bowl Effect
  • Strategies to Achieve and Sustain Dry Oil
  • When a Filter is Not a Filter
  • These Additives Don’t Exist
  • Performing Lubrication in a Recessionary Environment
  • Oil Clotting and the Adrenaline Effect
  • How Water Causes Bearing Failure
  • Intervention is Key to Machine Life Extension
  • Performing a Failure Scene Investigation
  • Ten Hot Lubrication Trends
  • Six Questions Every Lube Tech Should Be Able to Answer Correctly
  • Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Air Contamination
  • The Consequences of Periodically Forgetting
  • Four Lethal Diesel Engine Oil Contaminants
  • Filter Flow Rate — the Silent Opportunity
  • The Daily One-minute Inspection
  • Tribology is a Behavioral Science
  • The Enduring Grease vs. Oil Debate
  • A Call for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, (Republished in ML-Japan, January 2007)
  • A Conversation with Dad — Pioneer, Educator and Mentor in Fluid Contamination Control, (Republished in ML-Japan, November 2006)
  • In Search of a Root Cause
  • 12-Step Program for Recovering Addicts of Lubrication Neglect
  • Evolution of Maintenance Man
  • How to Give Your Machine a Physical
  • Filter Economy — Insider Tips on Managing the Costs of Lubrication Filtration
  • Receive a Contamination Control Transfusion in Three Days
  • Lubricant Quality and the Chain of Custody
  • Flushing and the Voice Within Your Oil
  • Flushing Strategy Rationalization
  • Navigating the Maze of Flushing Tactics
  • When to Perform a Flush
  • Lubrication Genesis
  • Lubrication Excellence 2004 — It’s All About Learning
  • How Grease Kills
  • How Your Motives Influence Motor Oil Selection — Have You Heard About the New GF-4 Motor Oils?
  • Headspace Management — Are You in On This Best-Kept Secret?
  • The Difference Between Good Lubrication and Good Lubricants
  • Should New Lubricant Deliveries be Tested
  • Ask Your OEM to Accessorize New Equipment for Lubrication Excellence
  • Wanted: Lubrication Management Professionals
  • Aren’t Machines Supposed to Wear Out?
  • New Lubrication Commandments: Conserve Energy, Protect the Environment
  • Proactive Maintenance’s Unruly Cousin
  • Lubrication UFOs
  • Demystifying Sludge and Varnish
  • From Whence Dirt Comes
  • The Perfect Storm . . . Are You Secretly Waiting?
  • At Last, A Lubrication Magazine for Maintenance Professionals

Trade Magazine Technical Articles

  • “Bulk Lubricant Storage,” Machinery Lubrication magazine, July/August 2006
  • “Maximizing Lubrication Program Investments – Compounding Your Returns,” Machinery Lubrication magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2005
  • “How Grease Kills,” Reliable Plant, Jan.-Feb. 2006
  • “The Difference Between Good Lubrication and Good Lubricants,” LUBE 2005, Issue No. 70, Dec. 2005
  • “New Equipment That’s Built for Lube Excellence,” Reliable Plant magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2005
  • “Hey, Aren’t Machines Supposed to Wear Out?” Reliable Plant magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2005
  • “Demystifying Sludge and Varnish,” Reliable Plant, July-August 2005
  • “To Flush or Not to Flush,” Power Magazine, Vol. 149, No. 5, June 2005
  • “Aren’t Machines Supposed to Wear Out?” Gear Product News, April 2005
  • “Origin of Spherical Particles in Lubricants,” Practicing Oil Analysis, March-April 2005
  • “Lubrication Training in the Reliability Era,” ILMA Compoundings, February 2005
  • “Bulk Lubricant Storage and Handling”, Machinery Lubrication, September 2004
  • “The Basics of Used Oil Sampling,” Practicing Oil Analysis, July-August 2004
  • “Implementing oil and lubrication best practices,” Plant Engineering and Maintenance, December 2003
  • “Determining Proper Oil and Filter Change Intervals: Can Onboard Automotive Sensors Help?” Practicing Oil Analysis, November-December 2003
  • “Execute Lubrication,” Asphalt Contractor, April 2003
  • “Deploying the Invisible Filter,” Fluid Power Journal, September/October 2003
  • “Effective Lube Oil Management,” Power Magazine (Platts), October 2003
  • “Why Lubricant Supply Contracts No Longer Go to the Lowest Bidder,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2001
  • “Scoring the Condition-Based Oil Change Decision,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2001
  • “Oil and Glycol Don’t Mix,” Practicing Oil Analysis, July-August 2001
  • “Troubleshooting Viscosity Excursions,” Practicing Oil Analysis, May-June 2001
  • “Vacuum Distillation for the Removal of Water and Other Volatile Contaminants,” Practicing Oil Analysis, March-April 2001
  • “Announcing the International Council for Machinery Lubrication,” Practicing Oil Analysis, November-December 2000
  • “Tricks to Classifying Wear Metals and Other Used Oil Suspensions,” Practicing Oil Analysis, September-November 2000
  • “The Enduring Flash Point Test,” Practicing Oil Analysis, March-April 2000
  • “Particle Counting: The Invisible Filter,” Maintenance Technology, March 2000
  • “Defining and Executing Excellence in Lubrication,” Practicing Oil Analysis, January-February 2000
  • “Sludge and Varnish: Two Puzzling Contaminants,” Hydraulics & Pneumatics, December 2000
  • “Using Oil Analysis to Control Varnish and Sludge,” Practicing Oil Analysis, May-June 1999
  • “Maximizing Fault Detection in Rotating Equipment Using Wear Debris Analysis,” Practicing Oil Analysis, March-April 1999
  • “The Influence of Bottle Cleanliness and Sample Agitation on Particle Count Trends,” Practicing Oil Analysis, March-April 1999
  • “Oil Analysis for the New Millennium,” Practicing Oil Analysis, January-February 1999
  • “Using Oil Analysis to Monitor the Depletion of Defoamant Additives,” Practicing Oil Analysis, July-August 1998
  • “What Particles Mean and Why They Need to Be Monitored and Controlled,” Practicing Oil Analysis, September-October 1998
  • “Proactive Maintenance is a Blueprint for Success,” Plant Services, April 1995
  • “Establishing and Maintaining Levels of Cleanliness,” Plant Services, October 1994
  • “Proactive Maintenance is the 90s Cost Reduction Strategy for Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines,” Maintenance Magazine – Australia and New Zealand, July 1994
  • “Proactive Maintenance — A Cost-Reduction Strategy for the 90s,” Diesel Progress, August 1992
  • “Proactive Maintenance — The Cost-Reduction Strategy for the 90s,” Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide, June 1992
  • “Proactive Maintenance Targets Extending Machine Life,” Coal Magazine, October 1992
  • “Proactive Maintenance is a Blueprint for Success,” Plant Services, October 1992
  • “Contaminant Monitoring: The Overlooked Predictive Technique,” Maintenance Technology, January 1992
  • “Proactive Maintenance: The Buzz Word for the 90s,” Utility Construction & Maintenance, September/October 1991
  • “Water Removing Filters — the Latest Entry Into Hydraulic Filtration,” Hydraulics & Pneumatics, January 1989
  • “Hydraulic Fluid Analysis: Avoiding the Pitfalls: Part 1: Careful Sampling and Correct Procedures Are Essential to Exploit This Valuable Maintenance Tool,” Hydraulics & Pneumatics, January 1988
  • “Hydraulic Fluid Analysis: Avoiding the Pitfalls: Part 2: Interpreting Test Results,” Hydraulics & Pneumatics, December 1987
  • “Crucial and Healthy (Real-Time Machine Health Monitoring),” Production Engineering, February 1984
  • “Developing Automation Applications: How to Identity and Implement High Yield Projects,” Industrial Engineering, November 1981

Technical Journals, Symposia & Conference Papers

  • “Review of Degradation Mechanisms Leading to Sludge and Varnish in Modern Turbine Oil Formulations,” ASTM International Journal, Vol. 3, No. 8, Paper ID JAI13504, 2006
  • “Review of Degradation Mechanisms Leading to Sludge and Varnish in Modern Turbine Oil Formulations,” Oxidation and Testing of Turbine Oils Symposium, December 2005
  • “Optimizing Oil Change Intervals to Reduce Oil Consumption,” 2005 Lubrication Excellence Conference Proceedings, March 2005
  • “Doubling Diesel Engine Rebuild Intervals,” Lubrication Excellence 2004 Conference Proceedings, March 2004
  • “Advances in Automotive Oil Change Sensors,” Lubrication Excellence 2004 Conference Proceedings, March 2004
  • “Lubrication Strategies for Doubling Diesel Engine Rebuild Intervals,” Lubrication Excellence 2003 Conference Proceedings, April 2003
  • “Optimizing Oil Change Intervals to Reduce Lubricant Consumption,” Lubrication Excellence 2003 Conference Proceedings, April 2003
  • “Optimizing Oil Change Intervals to Reduce Lubricant Consumption,” Practicing Oil Analysis Conference Proceedings, 2001/2002
  • “How to Select an Oil Analysis Lab to Meet Your Needs,” Practicing Oil Analysis Conference Proceedings, 2001/2002
  • “The Usefulness of Particle Counting in Oil Analysis,” EPRI/NMAC Lube Notes, November 2002
  • “Skills Standards Development and Competency Assurance for Machinery Lubrication Technicians,” 2nd World Tribology Congress, Vienna, Austria, September 2001
  • “Precision Lubrication for the Power Generation Industry,” Electric Power Research Institute, Maintenance and Reliability Conference, August 2001
  • “Sampling Methods for Used Oil Analysis,” Lubrication Engineering, March 2000
  • “Best Practices in Maximizing Fault Detection in Rotating Equipment Using Wear Debris Analysis,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Swansea, Wales, April 1999
  • “Simplify Oil Analysis with Easy Tests and Inspections,” Practicing Oil Analysis Conference Proceedings, October 1999
  • “Elements of a Successful Oil Analysis Program-Part II Selection of Tests,” Lubrication Engineering, September 1998
  • “Elements of a Successful Oil Analysis Program-Part I Oil Sampling,” Lubrication Engineering, August 1998
  • “Proactive and Predictive Strategies for Setting Oil Analysis Alarms and Limits,” Joint Oil Analysis Program Conference Proceedings, U.S. Dept. of Defense, May 1998
  • “Proactive Maintenance and Oil Analysis in Mining Industry,” Maintenance 2000 Conference Proceedings, May 1998
  • “Strategies for Setting Oil Analysis Limits,” Enteract Conference Proceedings, April 1998
  • “What Particles Mean,” Reliability Week Conference Proceedings, September 1998
  • “Lubricant-Based Techniques for Condition Monitoring,” Maintenance Journal, July 1996
  • “Applying Satellite Communications Technology to On-Line Oil Analysis of Crankcase Diesel Engine Lubricants,” Proceedings, Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association, Winter Meeting, February 1995
  • “An Introduction to Fluid Contamination Analysis,” P/PM Technology, June 1995
  • “A New Approach To Maintaining Industrial Machinery,” Current Trends in Industrial Tribology, TATA McGraw Hill, 1995
  • “Moisture — The Second Most Destructive Lubricant Contaminant, Part One — Its Effects On Bearing Life,” Proceedings of the JOAP Condition Monitoring International Conference, November 1994
  • “Moisture — The Second Most Destructive Lubricant Contaminant and Its Effects On Bearing Life,” Proceedings of the Predictive Maintenance Technology National Conference, November 1994, and P/PM Magazine, December 1994
  • “An Introduction to Fluid Contamination Analysis,” Proceedings of the Predictive Maintenance Technology National Conference, November 1994
  • “The Accuracy and Reliability of Optical Particle Counters with Industrial Oils and Hydraulic Fluids,” Diagnetics Inc., PB No. 9, 1994
  • “Applying Satellite Communications Technology to Condition-Based Maintenance for Mobile Equipment,” Condition Monitoring ’94 Proceedings on an International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Swansea, U.K., March 1994
  • “Lubricant-Based Techniques for the Condition Monitoring of Non- Circulating Gear and Bearing Systems,” P/PM Technology, August 1993
  • “Proactive Maintenance — The New Technology For Cost Efficient Contamination Control of Mechanical Machinery,” 47th Meeting of the Mechanical Failures Prevention Group (MFPG), April 1993
  • “Lubricant-Based Techniques for the Condition Monitoring of Non-Circulating Gear and Bearing Systems,” Proceedings of the National Conference of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, November 1992
  • “Interpreting Contaminant Analysis Trends Into a Proactive and Predictive Maintenance Strategy,” The 4th International Conference on Profitable Conditioning Monitoring, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, December 1992
  • “Proactive Maintenance Can Yield More Than a Ten-Fold Savings Over Conventional Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Programs,” 1992
  • Predictive Maintenance Indaba Proceedings, South Africa, September 1992
  • “Particle Contamination — Both a Cause and a Result of Mechanical Failure,” Proceedings of 16th Annual Meeting of the Vibration Institute, June 1992
  • “Use of Lubricant Proactive Maintenance and Contamination Control to Achieve Predictable Machine-Life Extension,” 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), May 1992
  • “Extensive Cost Saving Opportunity from Strategic Implementation of Proactive Maintenance in the Iron and Steel Industry,” Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Spring Conference, 1992
  • “Strategic Implementation and Cost Benefit of Contamination Control,” Proceedings of the International Fluid Power Applications Conference, March 1992
  • Condition Monitoring, Chapter 13, edited by 3. R. McEwan, Elsevier, 1991
  • “Contaminant Monitoring Targets Root Causes of Machinery Problems,” P/PM Technology, Volume 4, Issue 2, March/April 1991
  • “Model of a Fuzzy Logic Expert System for Real-Time Condition Control of A Hydraulic System,” The Condition Monitoring Journal and 3rd International Conference, London, U.K., October 1990
  • “Concept and Application of a Portable Contaminant Monitor for Hydraulic Systems,” 9th Aachener Conference on Fluid Power, March 1990
  • “Measuring Contaminant Levels in the Field,” Olhydraulik und Pneumatik, 34. No. 5., 1990
  • “Model of a Knowledge-Based Expert System for Real-Time Condition Control of a Hydraulic System,” SAE Paper 891937, International Off-Highway & Powerplant Congress and Exposition, 1989
  • “Filter Konnen das Wasser aus Hydraulikol Entfernen,” Olhydraulik und Pneumatik, July 1989
  • “Filtreren Van Water Uit Hydraulische Olie,” PT Werktuigbouw, April 1989
  • “Fluid Conditioning of Aviation Hydraulic Fluids,” Proceedings, Commercial Aircraft and Helicopter Panel, SAE Committee A-6, Aerospace Fluid Power and Control Technologies, April 1987
  • “Systems and Methods for Real-Time Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Machinery,” SAE Paper 861308, International Off-Highway and Powerplant Congress and Exposition, Republished in SAE Transactions, 1986
  • “Quantifying the Contaminant Tolerance of Hydraulic Systems Using the ‘Contaminant Life Index’,” National Conference On Fluid Power Transactions, 1986
  • “Theory, Design, and Performance Characteristics of a Direct-Reading Portable Solid Contaminant Analyzer,” SAE Paper 860738, 1986 Earthmoving Industry Conference, Republished in SAE Transactions, 1986
  • “The Influence of Marketing on the Design of Fluid-Power Products,” The BFPR Journal, October 1982, 1981 Annual BFPR Conference
  • “Safety Considerations in Fluid Power Products — Design Aspects,” The BFPR Journal, July 1979
  • “Safety Considerations in Fluid Power Products — Motivation Aspects,” The BFPR Journal, April 1979
  • “The Heritage of Fluid Power,” The BFPR Journal, January 1979

Conference Presentations

  • Congreso Mexicano de Confiabilidad 2011, October 2011
  • EPRI (PUG), August 2011
  • EPRI (GAPAC Users Group), August 2010
  • International Paper Lubrication Workshop, August 2010
  • Brazilian Maintenance and Reliability Conference (ABRAMAN), June 2010 (Keynote Address)
  • Goodyear Lubrication and Reliability Meeting, April 2010
  • Vibration Institute, March 2009
  • EPRI (NMAC Lubrication Workshop), August 2008, NMAC
  • EPRI (Circuit Breaker Reliability Meeting), August 2008
  • ASIATrib Conference, October 2006 (Keynote Address)
  • Chevron-Texaco Sludge and Varnish Symposium, July 2006
  • Lubrication Excellence 2006, May 2006 (Keynote Address)
  • ASTM Lubricant Oxidation Symposium, December 2005
  • Water Environment Federation Conference (WEFTEC), October 2005
  • STLE Conference, Workshop on Condition Monitoring, May 2005
  • 34th A&M TurboMachinery Symposium, September 2005
  • ASTM Oxidation and Testing of Turbine Oils Symposium, D02 Meeting, December 2005
  • EPRI Turbine Generator Users Group Annual Meeting, January 2005
  • EPRI Predictive Maintenance Users Group Annual Meeting, June 2004
  • TAPPI Annual Conference, May 2004
  • Nuclear Regulatory Inspectors (NRC) Annual Meeting, May 2004
  • Rio Tinto Asset Management and Reliability Conference, September 2003
  • EPRI/NMAC Lubrication and Bearing Workshop, June 2003
  • IDCON, Predictive Maintenance Conference, October 2002
  • ACSIM 2002 Conference, September 2002 (Keynote Address)
  • Caterpillar, SOS Dealer Conference, September 2002
  • EPRI, Predictive Maintenance Users Group, April 2002
  • FOMIS Outage Control Conference, Scientech, August 2002
  • STLE Central Illinois Section Meeting, March 2002
  • World-Wide Contamination Control Conference — Caterpillar, March 2002 (Keynote Speaker)
  • EPRI Lubrication and Bearing Workshop, January 2002
  • International Paper Annual Maintenance Conference, July 2001
  • ExxonMobil Lubrication Conference, February 2001
  • Practicing Oil Analysis, International Conference & Exhibition, October 2000
  • CSI, Emerson Electric, Reliability Week Conference, October 2000
  • International Standards Organization, Plenary Presentation, TC108/SC5, August 2000
  • Mobil Oil Lubrication Conference, July 2000
  • International Paper Maintenance Conference, June 2000
  • Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Conference, July 2000
  • WearCheck International Annual Meeting, July 2000
  • Exxon Lubrication Conference, May 2000
  • ASTM Hydraulic Failure Symposium, December 1999
  • Practicing Oil Analysis, International Conference & Exhibition, October 1999
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, June 1999
  • EXXON Advance Lubrication Training Symposium, June 1999
  • International Conference on Condition Monitoring, April 1999
  • STLE Condition Monitoring Seminar, April 1999
  • Oklahoma Predictive Maintenance Users Group, January 1999
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, October 1997
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, June 1998
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, March 1998
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, October 1998
  • EXXON Lubrication Conference, September 1997
  • Technology Showcase, Joint Oil Analysis Program U.S. D.O.D., May 1998
  • ENTERACT ‘98, May 1998
  • Maintenance 2000, World Mining Conference, April 1998
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Conference, November 1998
  • CSI Reliability Week, October 1998
  • Oil Analysis I and II, Predict Engineering, June 1998
  • Mobil Oil Lubrication Conference, May 1998
  • DMSI Predictive Maintenance Conference, May 1998
  • EXXON, Lubrication Conference, June 1997
  • DMSI Predictive Maintenance Conference, May 1997
  • Enteract ’97, April 1997
  • Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association, Winter Meeting, February 1995
  • Tribology Society of India, September 1995 (Principal Speaker)
  • JOAP Condition Monitoring International Conference, November 1994
  • Predictive Maintenance National Conference, November 1994
  • Courses on Oil Analysis, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, South Africa, October 1994, November 1995
  • International Conference on Condition Monitoring, March 1994
  • Symposium on Proactive Maintenance, December 1993
  • Enteract ’93, September 1993
  • 4th International Conference on Profitable Condition Monitoring, December 1992 (Speaker, Session Chairman, Member of Organizing Committee)
  • 1992 Predictive Maintenance Indaba, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 1992 (Keynote Speaker)
  • 16th Annual Meeting and Conference, Vibration Institute, June 1992
  • Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Technology, National Conference, September 1989
  • International Off-Highway and Powerplant Congress and Exposition, September 1989
  • Japan Automotive Parts Industry Association (Japia) Conference, August 1989
  • Nato/Econosto Lecture on Contamination Control Technologies, March 1989
  • Joint International Fluid Power Applications Conference & National Conference On Fluid Power, October 1988
  • National SAE A-6 Aerospace Fluid Power and Control Technologies Conference, April 1987
  • International Off-Highway and Power Plant Congress, September 1986
  • National Congress on Fluid Power, May 1986
  • National Earthmoving Industry Congress, April 1986