Machinery Lubrication May 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Some contaminants are important to monitor and analyze because they are root causes of premature oil degradation and engine failure. Other contaminants are symptomatic of an active failure...

Noria Corporation

One of the most common questions I'm asked when teaching lubrication courses is "are synthetics any good?" Oftentimes, the basis for this is question is a specific machine or group of machines,...

Brendan Casey

I recently conducted a failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system was running a synthetic-ester, biodegradable hydraulic fluid and...

Lawrence G. Ludwig, Schaeffer Mfg. Company

The main driving force since 1990 for the development of the entire API commercial "C" diesel engine oil classifications (for example, CF-4, CG-4, etc.) is the concern over the environmental impact...

Dave Garner, Dow Corning

At the heart of almost every industrial facility are electric motors, which can render equipment inoperative should their rolling element bearings fail -an occurrence more common than necessary due...

Mark Betner, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Fleet managers today are trying to get every mile possible out of an oil change. Thanks to advances in additive technology in the past few years, many heavy-duty engine oils on the market do a...

Dennis Hammons, ConocoPhillips

The benefits of proper equipment maintenance and use of a high-quality heavy-duty diesel engine oil are evident at Miles Sand and Gravel, a sand and gravel supplier in Auburn, Washington. The...

Eugene Matzan

This article describes some temperature-oriented methods for determining bearing health and life expectancy, both in the plant and in the field.

Dennis Hammons, Shell

This article discusses the demands new machinery is placing on hydraulic oils and offers advice on what properties to look for when purchasing an oil to meet the challenge. Modern Conveniences...

Eliminate Cartridge Changes Consider this if your workshop stores grease in bulk, such as in a powerlube system. To save time and money on grease cartridges, and reduce waste with messy cartridge...

Kim Smallwood, NLGI

Each year at the NLGI Annual General Meeting, technical papers are presented on various subjects dealing with the manufacturing of greases, innovations in testing of greases, new...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

By now you may have heard that ISO is developing a series of standards on training and certification of condition monitoring (CM) personnel under the ISO 18436 document series. Some of these...

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