How to maximize efficiency of your oil condition monitoring.



Date: 13:00:00 - Jun 17 2021
Speakers: Dave van Staveren, Christian Haider, Uwe Loyall
Moderators: Tom Lynch CChem FRSC

Be it turbines, heavy equipment, or any other kind of machinery - monitoring hydraulic and lube oils is critical for performance and to prevent premature wear. In this eLearning session we focus on titration, near-infrared spectroscopy and voltammetry and their potential to increase efficiency of oil condition monitoring. Utilizing these methods, critical chemical and physical parameters can be determined in large sample series completely unattended for faster analysis, higher throughput and better reproducibility of results.

After the session, attendees will be able to make well-informed decisions which method or which combination of them suits their laboratory’s requirements best so they can take the next step to improve efficiency of their routine analytics.

Key learnings of this Session:

  • How to measure critical chemical and physical oil parameters by titration, near-infrared spectroscopy, and voltammetry
  • How to automate measurements of large sample series to increase efficiency and reproducibility
  • How near-infrared spectroscopy can provide results for multiple physical and chemical parameters in less than a minute
  • How serial determination of water content can be automated as per revised ASTM D6304
  • How to determine antioxidants in multiple samples fully automatically including sample preparation
  • What thermometric titration is and how it helps to improve robustness of serial acid number testing in heavily contaminated oil and lubricants

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Dave van Staveren
Dave van Staveren (Metrohm International Headquarters)

Dave van Staveren completed his university graduate work in the area of bio-inorganic chemisty with a strong focus on various spectroscopic methods. He has held several positions in Product Management and has been in charge of NIR Product Management and Application Development at Metrohm since 2016.

Christian Haider
Christian Haider (Metrohm International Headquarters)

Dr. Haider joined Metrohm AG in the year 2002 as Application Specialist Titration. As Head of the Competence Center Titration he leads a team of Product Managers, Product Specialists and Application Chemists for all different titration techniques, pH and conductivity measurement, titration automation and software.

Uwe Loyall
Uwe Loyall (Metrohm International Headquarters)

Uwe Loyall holds a degree in chemistry from Reutlingen University (Germany). He joined Metrohm in 1989 as application chemist. Today he is responsible for the voltammetry instruments line in Metrohm International Headquarters (Switzerland) as Head of Competence Center.


Tom Lynch CChem FRSC
Tom Lynch CChem FRSC (International Labmate Ltd)

Tom has 35 years of experience in the petroleum industry, specialising in the delivery of forensic and problem solving /method development capabilities for BP Fuels and Lubricants businesses globally. He was also a member of the BP Science Council representing Analytical Science and led a BP wide Analytical Science network. Tom has published over 30 citable papers, 4 book chapters and has given over 60 presentations at conferences. He is a past Vice President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Division and a past Chairman of the RSC Separation Science Group. In addition, Tom is a recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal by the Chromatographic Society and a technical achievement award by the Energy Institute.

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