Machinery Lubrication April 2013

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Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

In all the plants I have visited, the lubrication systems that seem to save the most time and labor for their maintenance personnel are machines that are hard-piped to either a large bulk oil tank...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

For decades, reliability scholars have been stressing the importance of prioritizing new maintenance thrusts and investments based on need. The word they like to use is "criticality." For any given...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

When it comes to oil leakage, at what point would you say enough is enough - 10 gallons, 100 gallons or 1,000 gallons? I recently started a lubrication process design where the client hadn’t...

Brendan Casey

At a recent site meeting where I was investigating a series of premature hydraulic pump failures, the client opened the proceedings with a brief history on the machine, an account of the events...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The 2012 Middle East Maintenance Conference and Exhibition (MaintCon) in Bahrain included 750 attendees from 15 different countries, including Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al...

Noria Corporation

Name: Jeremy Swanson Age: 26 Company: Luminant’s Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Title: Lubrication Engineer Years of Service: 4 years Location: Glen Rose,...

Gerard Abellaneda, PSA Peugeot Citroen Didier Pigeon, AD Systems

One of the primary functions of a lubricant is to preserve the cleanliness of a combustion engine’s mechanical parts. The cleanliness of these parts is facilitated by the introduction of detergency...

Bryan Johnson, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Varnish is the product of a chemical reaction within oil which leads to a new chemistry being created that is different from both the oil and its additives. A prevalent varnish begins as an...

Edgar Gutierrez, Ademinsa

Since installation of the microfiltration system in the loading shovel’s diesel tank, its condition and operation have met all expectations. When a mining company in Peru...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

While anatomy is commonly associated with biology and medicine, this article does not include the study of the human body. However, the typical illustrative methods used for detailed examination...

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