Machinery Lubrication May 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Try this simple experiment. With notepad in hand, go out into your plant and walk around a sampling of your most critical machines. These are the ones that have high probability of failure and/or...

Noria Corporation

Recently, I was sitting in my office at home when I heard a knock on my front door. Opening the door, I was pleased to see a FedEx delivery driver standing with the package I'd been waiting on for...

Brendan Casey

Are we approaching an energy crisis? As I write this column, crude oil has hit record prices, again, with gas prices at the pump sure to follow. Meanwhile, debate concerning two major issues, peak...

Noria Corporation

I decided to write on this topic because I continually hear people say that oil doesn't go bad, it just gets dirty. This implies that if you keep the oil clean, it will last forever. This is not...

Michelle Allis, Wearcheck Africa

It is widely accepted that oil contamination is one of the major causes of component failure. When practicing proactive maintenance, it therefore makes sense to give oil cleanliness a high...

Paul Michalicka, SKF

Proper lubrication of rolling bearings in rotating equipment involves delivering the right lubricant, in the right quantity, to the right location. Advanced lubricant-dispensing technologies, some...

Bob Clayton, T.F. Hudgins, Inc.

Whether producing weapons, foods, medicines or the wide spectrum of lubricating fluids, centrifuges have successfully performed their superior separating duties for many decades. A bypass...

Stephen H. Shakeshaft, Stephen H. Shakeshaft Consulting Ltd.

I visited a chemical manufacturing plant that used three three-cylinder reciprocating compressors. The machines had a long history (approximately 20 years) of intensive maintenance, but...

Suzana Vidakovic, Internormen Technology, Inc.

The ease of maintenance and extended service intervals are major selling points for filtration systems. The challenge in achieving these marks of quality lies in developing solutions that will be easy...

John Kay, Stratco Inc. Tom Steib, Elco Corp.

The best means of ensuring quality of professional services or products are through certification programs. The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) has provided a forum for research and...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

On March 6, 24 Italian practitioners sat for ICML's first Italian MLT I exam - Tecnico addetto alla lubrificazione di macchine - at the Italian School of Maintenance (Scuola Italiana di...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Most greases produced today use mineral oil as their fluid components. These mineral oil-based greases typically provide satisfactory performance in most industrial applications. In temperat…

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