Machinery Lubrication November 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We've addressed the virtues of training numerous times on the pages of Machinery Lubrication and other Noria publications. Still today, we encounter a national workforce in the lubrication...

Noria Corporation

Like most of the Noria technical consulting team, I spend a considerable amount of time in plants. As a result, I see a host of different lubrication problems, but perhaps one of the most pervasive...

Brendan Casey

A popular misconception involving hydraulic cylinders is that if the piston seal is leaking, the cylinder will drift. While a leaking piston seal can be the root cause of cylinder drift, the…

Noria Corporation

Does oil analysis prevent machines from wearing or failing? Of course not! Knowing a machine is wearing or that conditions exist leading to machine wear and failure are not factors of prevention....

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Maintaining properly lubricated machinery is an important part of any lubrication program. Without administering lubricant at correct intervals with the proper amount, a machine can experience...

Stephen H. Shakeshaft, Stephen H. Shakeshaft Consulting Ltd.

A facility manufacturing intermediate chemical compounds for plastics manufacture has a large number of air-cooled systems with numerous fans driven by electric motor and speed-reducing pulleys....

Kimberly Eldridge, Klüber Lubrication

Food-grade, food-plant, NSF certified, FDA listed, USDA registered - the list of lubricant terms is endless. Sifting through the terminology, standards and best practices for properly lubricating...

Bill Needelman, Donaldson Company, Inc. Curt Haas, Donaldson Company, Inc. Katya Glozman, Donaldson Company, Inc.

Liberty Paper, a paper mill in northern Minnesota, manufactures linerboard from recycled corrugated containers. The mill runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Valmet paper machine operates at a...

Noria Corporation

Rolling-element bearings used in electric motors are at risk for various modes of failure if an incorrect maintenance or lubrication strategy is implemented. These include incorrect lubricant...

Jan Peens, SAPPI

During the early 1990s, an abundance of literature on lubrication was available, but the content of this literature did not provide a practical guide to setting up a lubrication plan or how to...

Francis Y.D. Hou, Anderol Jacky Fang, Anderol Jacky Fang, Analysts

Selecting the right lubricant for machinery operations positively impacts the plant's bottom line. By providing processing equipment with correct lubrication, companies can extend equipment life,...

Turbochargers and Related Problems Q   How can the stages of bearing failure in a plain bearing (not ball bearing) be detected on a turbocharger installed on a medium-speed engine burning heavy fuel...

David Turner, Shell

Food-grade greases are used in various food-processing equipment and other industrial equipment applications. These include plain and rolling element bearings, joints, linkages and slides,...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The ISO Subcommittee on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines (TC108/SC5) is developing a standard on used oil analysis. The working group on tribology-based condition monitoring is...

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