Machinery Lubrication January 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Professor Jost In September 2005, I attended the World Tribology Congress (WTC) in Washington, D.C. along with hundreds of...

Noria Corporation

Silver Bullet noun 1. Something that acts as a magical weapon, especially one that instantly solves a long-standing problem. Throughout the course of the year, I teach a number of training...

Brendan Casey

Hydraulic components are unique in that it is often possible to offset or balance hydrostatic forces to reduce loads on lubricated surfaces. By reducing surface loading, the maintenance of fullfilm...

Noria Corporation

As a lubrication and oil analysis consultant, I spend a lot of time teaching others how to improve the reliability of their machinery by improving their lubrication and oil analysis programs. These...

Mike Sondalini

Dust and water in bearings lead to early-life destruction. Therefore, protection methods against ingress are needed. This article introduces several protection methods and reviews shaft seal...

Jeff Gribble, UVLM Inc.

If a plant has ever experienced a bearing or electric motor failure and lubrication was suspected or confirmed as the culprit, then perhaps the lubrication personnel should look into acoustic...

Terry Cooper, FM Global Erik Scalavino, FM Global

Q: What weighs more than a locomotive and spins at 3,600 rpm? A: The rotor in a large steam turbine generator. Turbines are supported by a series of forcefed plain bearings. The sump used...

Paul Fritz, Chevron

Coolant (or antifreeze) protects your engine from freezing while defending components against corrosion, as well as plays a critical role in sustaining overall engine heat balance by removin…

Mike Brezonick

While it has always been a critical factor in engine operation, it’s fair to say that effective engine lubrication is becoming more important than ever. New generations of emissions- compliant...

David Saylor

Several years ago, a large 2,300-volt motor failed on custom-made equipment after only 18 months of operation. The motor came from a reputable manufacturer, and the company had experienced no...

Michael Weigand, Lubricant Consult GMBH

Grease is the most common type of lubricant used for rolling element bearings today. About 90 percent of all bearings are lubricated in this manner. It is important to select the right grease for...

Noria Corporation

On an ongoing basis within the pages of Machinery Lubrication magazine there are a variety of opinions expressed by a diverse group of authors presenting heartfelt positions, some of which are...