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    The Role of Oil Analysis in Maintenance

    Rotary screw air compressors are used to supply large volumes of compressed air for air tools and other industrial applications. Because they are generally used commercially, there is a high need for reliability. As every industrial engineer knows, the key to reliability is reliability centered maintenance. However, a balance must be struck in establishing a maintenance schedule. A maintenance schedule that is too aggressive can be wasteful because air compressor parts and fluids may be replaced when they are still usable. As a result, maintenance costs are greater than they need to be. On the other hand, a maintenance schedule that is too lax risks damaging equipment. This leads to…

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    Pacific Volkswagen Column

    Hi there. As a mechanic, you get to see all sorts of cars. Well, in this column I am working for Pacific Volkswagen, and want to specifically address the needs of these drivers. Take a journey with me into the land of Volkswagens, specifically located in the Pacific Northwest. See our award winning team: