Machinery Lubrication April 2015

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Behrouz Abedian, Tufts University

Cold engine startups at very low temperatures have been a problem for consumers, manufacturers of power systems and the petroleum industry. With a cold start, the flow of circulating oil (a...

Loren Green, Noria Corporation

Are you under the impression that new lubricants are clean? Many people are. While most manufacturers claim to make quality products, not every manufacturing process is of the highest quality. It...

Suzy Hitchcock, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has designed the Augustus H. Gill and John R. Battle awards to recognize excellence in the application of lubrication and oil analysis. As...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

When you throw a rock in a lake, it goes down - fast. Wear particles are heavier than rocks of the same size, often four to five times heavier. Of course, the heavier the object, the faster...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

In teaching lubrication and oil analysis for more than a decade at Noria, I’ve seen many things remain constant over the years. Friction and wear along with keeping oil as clean, cool and dry as...

Aaron Black, Polaris Laboratories

Lost revenue due to equipment downtime is often a direct result of some type of contamination, whether from dirt, water, an incorrect lubricant or a combination of these.

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Wear particle identification is a critical aspect of oil analysis. A variety of options are available for analyzing wear debris, but one powerful technique that frequently gets ignored is...

Alejandro Meza, Noria Corporation

Contamination control is an important part of a proactive maintenance strategy. The first step in keeping lubricants clean, cool and dry is to address the existing contaminants and measure...

Wes Cash

Stickers or lube identification tags have been employed for years to guarantee the right lubricant is put in the right place. However, few organizations utilize lube tags to their full potential,...