Machinery Lubrication January 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

How does one learn? Researchers have discovered that people assimilate and retain knowledge in distinctly different ways. For instance, if the solitary source of knowledge was books, only a...

Drew Troyer

How do we get the point across to management that Lubrication Excellence equals good business? Isn’t this the big question? Among the more frequently asked questions in lubrication training...

Brendan Casey

As a product group, cylinders are almost as common as pumps and motors combined. They are less complicated than other types of hydraulic components and are therefore relatively easy to repair. As a...

Phil Ramsey

If you’ve ever piloted a plane, one of the first comments you’ll hear from a new passenger is “Gee whiz, look at all those gauges.” The information on your plane’s engine condition and other...

Debbie Hodson, Shell

The benefits of using synthetic fluids and greases in machinery have been demonstrated extensively. They prolong oil service life, reduce downtime (thus increasing productivity), and better protect...

Drew Troyer

Water contamination in hydraulic systems can devastate an organization’s reliability objectives. Fortunately, with a diligent effort, water contamination can be effectively controlled by setting...

Paul Conley, Lincoln Raj Shah, Koehler Instrument Company

Consider the following hypothetical scenario. The decision has finally been made: a centralized grease system will be installed in the wash area to lubricate the many greased bearings that require...

Heinz P. Bloch

The proprietary in-house statistics of a number of petrochemical plants in the United States indicate that approximately 60 percent of all motor difficulties originate with bearing troubles. If a...

A.J. Gustavsen, Royal Purple

Maintaining the operating integrity of idled equipment presents unique challenges. Equipment in service receives routine maintenance and continuous lubrication of internal components. All...

Peter Oosterman, SKF

Until recently, it was thought that current generations of biodegradable and low- toxicity lubricants could not satisfactorily meet the requirements of rolling bearing applications. The application...

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