Posts Tagged “Engine Oil”

Engine Oil Analysis

What is an engine oil analysis? Engine oil analysis is a process that involves a sample of engine oil, whether virgin or used, and analyzing it for various properties and materials in order to monitor wear metals and contamination. By analyzing a sample of used engine oil, you can determine the wear rate, and overall […]

New Railroad Diesel Engine Low SAP Oils

New Railroad Diesel Engine Low SAP Oils by Johnny Petree General Description Times are changing thanks to new EPA emission requirements and ULSD fuel. The days of 13 – 17 TBN oils will slowly become a thing of the past as it has in the trucking industry. It’s a good thing that most railroad engines […]

What is Oil Analysis?

Oil analysis history The first use of used oil analysis dates back to the early 1940s by the railway companies in the Western United States. Prompted by the purchase of a fleet of new locomotives, technicians used simple spectrographic equipment and physical tests to monitor locomotive engines. As steam locomotives gave yield to diesel locomotives, […]