Machinery Lubrication May 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

There is a price tag for removing dirt from oil. For large plants and fleets operating in dusty environments, the cost can be substantial – hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Of course we...

Drew Troyer

“For the times they are a-changin’.” - Bob Dylan I am at the same time both happy and sad to announce that this will be my last contribution to the Viewpoint column of Machinery Lubrication...

Brendan Casey

Consider the following scenario: “We have been involved in designing and building a hydraulic machine. The system has three separate circuits, each with an axial-piston pump and a common reservoir....

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Rolling element bearings used in electric motors have many failure causes such as incorrect bearing selection, improper bearing fits, poor handling during installation, improper installation...

Michael J. Raab, Anderol Darren J. Lesinski, Anderol

To improve safety initiatives and optimize plant efficiency, food processors need to focus on two main areas: processing equipment and lubricants. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are...

Daniel R. Snyder, SKF

Proper lubrication for rolling bearings is essential for reliable operation. Given that some leading bearing companies have stated that incorrect lubrication can account for more than 30 percent of...

Scott Schwindaman, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

As a lubricant manufacturer that produces both mineral- and synthetic-based lubricants, Lubrication Engineers, Inc. is concerned with the trend that has emerged to emphasize synthetic...

Debra Light, The Lubrizol Corporation

Today’s hydraulic fluids must last longer, provide greater protection and perform better than their predecessors. Construction equipment, injection molding machines, steel mills, forestry...

James E. Berry, Technical Associates of Charlotte

Oil whirl is probably the most common cause of subsynchronous instability in hydrodynamic journal bearings. Typically, the oil film itself flows around the journal to lubricate and cool the...

Eric Bevevino, Chevron

Seminole Electric Cooperative’s Generating Station in Palatka, Florida, began commercial operation in 1984 as the state’s first cooperative-owned generating plant. The station consists of two...

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