Machinery Lubrication December 2012

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Noria Corporation

Name: Linus Rausch Age: 57 Title: Maintenance Manager Years of Service: 13 years Company: Lubrication Engineers Inc. Location: Wichita, Kan. Linus Rausch got an early...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Now that you have put so much effort into implementing best practices for lubrication or oil analysis at your facility, it is time to get the recognition you and your team deserve. The...

Noria Corporation

Oil storage is a very important aspect of a lubrication program that is often overlooked. Most plants receive new oil and automatically assume it is clean. Then, they may put it to use right away,...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

When I go to a plant to examine its current lubrication practices, among the first things I look for are oil sight glasses. These devices provide a wealth of information in the time it takes...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

It goes without saying that lubricants aren’t indiscriminately interchangeable, even if they are in the same product class. This is especially true with industrial lubricants, and there are very...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Would you consider 2,000 degrees F to be hot? At this temperature, aluminum, copper, gold and iron have already melted; stainless and carbon steels are glowing red; and your Thanksgiving turkey...

Ted Melencheck, Cargill Deicing Technology

A team effort at Cargill’s salt mine leads to reliability excellence. The primary goal in any industry is maintaining safe, reliable equipment. This involves getting the maximum uptime at...

Noria Corporation

When instructing Noria’s Fundamentals of Machinery Lubrication course, I usually ask my students to tell me the type of grease that they currently use at their facility and not to give me a color....

Brendan Casey

A hungry donkey enters a barn in search of hay. Much to his delight, he discovers two identical haystacks, each on the opposite side of the barn. The donkey stands in the middle of the barn between...

Erwin V. Zaretsky

When the topic of rolling bearing life arises, engineers often ask questions such as: “What do you mean by rolling bearing life?” “How do you know when you come to the end of bearing...

Dr. Anoop Kumar, Royal Manufacturing

Buzzwords like biodegradable, bio-based, eco-friendly, renewable, non-toxic, green, etc., are often heard echoing throughout industry. Over time, these words have become powerful tools and selling...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management Pat Henning, Spectro, Inc.

Why do some machines fail early, while others operate for many additional years? Generally, eight mechanisms lead to component failures in industrial machinery: abrasion, corrosion, fatigue,...

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