Machinery Lubrication May 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Some of you are personally acquainted with my father, Dr. Ernest C. Fitch. Others may know of him by reputation or perhaps through his publications. Later this year he turns 82. (Editor's Note: Dr....

Noria Corporation

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Brendan Casey

As a product group, cylinders are as common as pumps and motors combined. Therefore, if a plant operates a lot of hydraulic equipment, cylinder repair expense is likely a significant portion of...

Noria Corporation

We all know that transforming a lubrication program from average to world-class can be a difficult endeavor. For most, this transformation means changing the methods used to lubricate machinery as...

Sabrin Gebarin

In industry, there has been much discussion on the topic of lubricant incompatibility, particularly with greases. When considering switching grease products, whether it’s for better performance...

Chris Rehman, AESSEAL Inc. Heinz P. Bloch, AESSEAL Inc.

A few years ago, a well-known lubricant and services provider conducted a survey of eight large U.S. Gulf Coast oil refineries relating to their oil consumption, mean-time-between-failure (MTBF)...

Noria Corporation

A client recently contacted Noria wanting to identify an alternative lubricant for an older piece of equipment. The original lubricant suggested by the manufacturer was vague and specified a...

Tom Kreher, Applied Pneumatic Controls

Peter Russell, purchasing agent for Roseburg Forest Products, asked the question, “Isn’t there a better way to lubricate our dry (veneer) stackers than to buy 128 (aerosol) lubricators?” Hanging...

Tom Whittemore , Eastman Chemical Company

In reliability organizations, a large emphasis is placed on the application of technologies and the savings associated with discovering a problem and preventing an unplanned outage or catastrophic...

Tommy Daniels

Idcon, a reliability and maintenance management consulting firm, came to our pulp and paper mill about nine years ago and started us on a reliability program that has changed our maintenance...