Machinery Lubrication April 2012

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The lubricant Optimum Reference State (ORS) is a critical concept in the journey to world-class lubrication and enhanced machine reliability. In short, it is the prescribed state of machine...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

While instructing a lubrication fundamentals course, I’m often asked, “What is the best return on investment in terms of lubrication?” Without hesitation, I’ve always answered that it is keeping...

Randy Riddell, International Paper

Gear couplings are among the most commonly used methods for connecting process equipment. When properly selected, installed and maintained, they can provide long life and good reliability. Gear...

Many smaller gearboxes have a fill hole and a drain plug. The only way to tell if the gearbox has the proper amount of oil is to unscrew the fill plug and stick your finger in it. To improve this...

Brendan Casey

When hard or soft particles invade the fine clearance between a hydraulic valve spool and its bore, the force required to move the spool increases. In the worst case scenario, the spool can become...

Steven Katz, Emerson Bearing

The accurate diagnosis of a bearing failure is imperative to prevent repeat failures and additional expense. Rolling bearings are precision machine elements found in a wide variety of applications....

Noria Corporation

Proper machine selection can be viewed as a foundational element to receiving a firm return on investment (ROI) for an oil analysis program. Rarely is it cost-effective to include all oiled or...

Noria Corporation

Sealable and reusable (S&R) containers are becoming more and more popular in the lubrication industry. These containers, which come in many different styles and sizes to fit your needs, can have a...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

This integrated tester features a filter patch maker per ASTM D7416. (Photo courtesy of Emerson Process Management) The new ASTM...

Name: John Edgar Age: 58 Title:  Lubrication Technician Years of Service: 22 years Company: Armstrong World Industries Location: St. Helens, Ore. In 1989, when...

IndyCar Series driver Davey Hamilton ranks as one of the all-time great stories in all of motorsport. As a second-generation racer who was inspired by his father, Ken, Hamilton won...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Earlier this year, the newly formed project committee ISO PC 251 met in Pretoria, South Africa, to continue the development of a series of standards on asset management. During the week-long...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

The drive home started just the same as all the other ones had. I was a freshman in college at Oklahoma State University and was driving home for Christmas break. Like any other teenager, the last...

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