Machinery Lubrication March 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Knowing when a piece of equipment is going to fail (predictive maintenance) is much more difficult than making it last long (proactive maintenance). Even more complex is root cause analysis (RCA)...

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Insanity noun 1. Act of performing the same task over and over again, but expecting a different result. Most companies have figured out by now that reactive maintenance just doesn’t cut it...

Brendan Casey

When things go awry with a piece of hydraulic equipment, the maintenance technician is usually the first on the scene. For the technician’s troubleshooting efforts to be effective, he or she must...

Noria Corporation

How many different lubricants do you inventory? Does your plant have a database that identifies the lubricant specification for each lube point in the plant? If you cannot answer either of...

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It is widely believed that extreme conditions are uncommon; however nearly every manufacturing plant has at least one application in which the operating conditions could be characterized as extreme...

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

Parasitic frictional losses in machines result in wasted energy and the generation of heat, which affects the life of materials, including the lubricant. A significant portion of total fluid film...

Noria Corporation

Food processors are constantly trying to maintain hygienic operating facilities while optimizing productivity. To help processors meet their business goals, lubricant manufacturers are...

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Gearboxes periodically need a thorough flushing rather than a simple drain and fill. This article provides the procedure, the equipment needed and what you can expect from the flush.

Drew Troyer

During early 2001, a lubrication oil supply system failure on unit No. 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) resulted in substantial bearing, journal and steam path damage. Figures...

Noria Corporation

The differences between standard-performance, high-performance and specialty-performance lubricant products are not always clear. The fact that these three categories of products are all marketed...