Machinery Lubrication November 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

This is the fourth and final part in my series on flushing. We’ve already talked about when to flush, the consequences of not flushing, the differences between flushing and oil reclamation,...

Drew Troyer

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." - Will Rogers Recently, while attending the annual conference of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) in...

Brendan Casey

Overheating ranks No. 2 in the list of most common problems with hydraulic equipment. Unlike leaks, which rank No. 1, the causes of overheating and its remedies are often not well understood by...

Phil Ramsey

In my column entitled “Changing Oil Preference” (Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2004), I reevaluated my long-held convictions for recommending mineral-based oil over synthetic. While...

Daniel Sinclair, General Motors Leonard Phillips, General Motors

Nearly all electromechanical equipment becomes anomalously warm before it fails, making infrared (IR) cameras extremely effective diagnostic tools in the manufacturing environment. Inspections...

Bill Jacobyansky, Gaurdian Industries Paul Thorngren, Gaurdian Industries Wes Ehlers, Gaurdian Industries

If you’re going to implement a predictive maintenance program, be prepared to change the way you do business. Two years ago, Guardian Industries’ DeWitt facility started its own in-house predictive...

Richard Winslow, Pacificorp - Naughton Plant

Bacterial contamination of large circulating oil systems in steam turbines, paper machines and similar systems is a growing and expensive problem. The bacterial colonies, once established, will...

Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery Lubrication

For the past three years, the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has recognized organizations which have demonstrated excellence in the application of used oil analysis for the...

Brian Holley, Nye Lubricants

Tinkering under the hood is no longer part of the car owner’s unwritten contract with automakers. Warranties and 100,000-mile tune ups are. Automotive manufacturers have to make their components...

Michael Khonsari, Louisiana State University E.R. Booser, Analysts

Proper lubrication of a system requires attention to detail and careful selection of units that can get the job done for a specific application. It is important to lay the groundwork for a...

Douglas Branham, Lubrication Systems Co.

The reason people invest money in construction projects is that they want a return on their investment (ROI). That is, they want to maximize revenue and owner’s equity while minimizing...

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