Industry Information

It is well worthwhile to review some basic tenets of oil analysis and its application to condition monitoring. There are many different types of tests that are used to evaluate lubricants. The tests specified must cover three areas: machine condition, contamination condition, and lubricant condition….

The Story on Cetane

03 Mar 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information

What is cetane? The cetane number (CN) of diesel fuel is a measure of the ignition quality of the fuel based on the ignition delay in an engine. Ignition delay measures the time between the start of injection and the start of combustion. In order…

How to Run a Successful C-Store – 2.0

05 Nov 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information

Whether you operate several or just one, there are certain guidelines that help make your store a success. Too often, however, owners and managers get caught up in the day to day busyness and they forget the simple rules that will help them grow their…

Oil Analysis Result Interpretation

01 Nov 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information, Oil Tips

Often, when operators receive normal results in used oil analysis reports, they think it’s a sign that all is well and simply save the results and move on. Receiving normal results is great news, but it serves no purpose if operators pass over the opportunity…

How many lube technicians does it take to ensure optimum production reliability? Well, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Yet what is universally true is that organizations should develop a proactive plan that considers their current and future personnel needs. Do you have…

Optimal Re-greasing Frequency

12 Aug 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information, Oil Tips

What is the optimal re-greasing frequency and quantity for your equipment? Chris Decker, an ExxonMobil Grease Formulator, looks at the frequency of re-greasing equipment and what can result in overgreasing as well as undergreasing. Re-greasing intervals are based on a range of factors including equipment…