Dan Holdmeyer

With over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, Dan Holdmeyer has worked for Chevron the past 14 years, serving in a variety of capacities with the company in addition to his current post as Industrial and Coolants Brand Manager where he works as a lubrication engineer that supports Chevron Delo and other related lubricants brands. He plays an integral role in supporting and managing a variety of programs related to off-highway and on-highway lubrication needs. Dan also works as Chevron’s Training Specialist for their Global Lubricants division since joining the company. Prior to joining Chevron, Dan worked as a Field Engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation for 20 years (1979-99) after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

by on April 13, 2017 0 Comments

Industrial gears are susceptible to micro-pitting, which if left unchecked can lead to gear damage and catastrophic equipment failure.

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Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment

Whether you are operating heavy duty on- or off-road vehicles or fixed industrial equipment, it pays to have a used oil analysis performed routinely by a specialized lab.

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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments

If you maintain tractors or other agricultural equipment, you’re no doubt aware of the recent introduction of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, but you may not be sure what it means to you.

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Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments

Operators of heavy Caterpillar equipment in construction or mining need to be mindful of the lubricant specifications for different equipment types and applications.

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Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

Keeping Cool When the Heat is On: Reduce the Risk of Cooling System Failure

by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments

With all the emphasis placed on protecting moving engine parts with lubrication, it might surprise you that a large number of engine failures are caused by problems with the cooling system. Often, those problems are caused by the coolant either becoming contaminated or breaking down.

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The Special Needs of the Tractor Hydraulic Systems

The Special Needs of the Tractor Hydraulic Systems

by on August 9, 2016 3 Comments

A question for our friends in agriculture: is your tractor worth $30? That’s roughly the price difference between off-the-shelf, discount “hydraulic oil” and a premium hydraulic fluid specially designed for tractors. It’s a rhetorical question, of course.

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Minimizing Downtime and Maximizing Equipment Life in Plastics Operations

Minimizing Downtime and Maximizing Equipment Life in Plastics Operations

by on August 4, 2016 5 Comments

Heavy-duty plastics machinery and equipment – extruders, blow molders, injection molders and the like – rely on the effective performance of hydraulic systems. And the life blood of a hydraulic system is a high-quality lubricant.

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Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

Solving Pain Points in the Hydraulics Market

by on July 6, 2016 1 Comment

Promoting productivity, efficiency and safety are key in any operation, but they take on new challenges when it comes to hydraulic equipment systems. Using the right hydraulic oils is essential to meeting those goals. The right hydraulic lubricant can offset losses that can be caused by less effective products. Let’s look closely at what might […]

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A Day in the Life of a Waste Hauler

A Day in the Life of a Waste Hauler

by on June 14, 2016 0 Comments

You hear them, usually in the early morning hours, making their appointed rounds. Maybe you don’t even notice any longer but in communities across the country, residential and commercial waste haulers provide a vital daily service.

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Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

Is Your Equipment Operating at its Peak Performance?

by on June 2, 2016 1 Comment

When it comes to protecting the hydraulic systems used in a wide range of operations, from waste hauling to construction to manufacturing plants, all hydraulic fluids are not formulated the same. Only premium hydraulic lubricants are formulated to effectively protect against wear, ensure productive and safe performance and maximize useful equipment life.

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