Machinery Lubrication May 2010

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

American industrial plants have made significant progress in the areas of predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, however there is still plenty of room for improvement. That is the main...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The dynamics of the lubrication field today is advancing at an intensity and pace that has not been seen since the early days of the industrial revolution, around the time of the invention of the...

Noria Corporation

Of all the lubricated components out there, there are few more pervasive than gearboxes. From high-speed gearing in turbomachinery to slow-turning gear reducers, lubricant selection, application...

Drew Troyer

Chris Knight is among my favorite musical artists. He’s a Kentucky-bred folk/Americana singer/songwriter who writes real songs about real people. One of his songs is titled “A Train Not Running”;...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Involving production-based employees in machinery lubrication tasks has long been a staple of the PCA mill in Wisconsin. Traditionally, the role of “oiler” was more mild-mannered than superh…

Brendan Casey

The problem of leaking connectors has been around for as long as hydraulics themselves. It is beyond annoying. It wastes oil. It poses a safety hazard. It can compromise machine reliability. And,...

Noria Corporation

For a complete and proper lubrication program to work effectively and provide the most return on investment, every step must be considered, from receiving to application. Throughout the way, there...

Greg Livingstone, Fluitec International Jo Ameye, Fluitec International Brian Thompson, Fluitec International

Turbine oils have had a fairly boring history over the last century. There are only a few documented cases in scientific literature of problems with turbine oils throughout the 1900s. Similarly,...

PdMA Corporation

The combination of oil analysis and effectively deployed lubrication management and machine maintenance has enabled the reliability team at Northampton Generating to deliver real benefit to the...

Bob Wieckowicz, the subject of this issue’s “Get to Know ...” section, is the maintenance supervisor at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Barron, Wis. Jennie-O is a wholly-owned...

Are you a certified Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level I who attained certification before January 1, 2010? Do you also have an interest in a career in oil analysis, but do not want to...

Noria Corporation

When it comes to contaminant monitoring, the difference between what is referred to as screening and what could be referred to as testing and analysis is really like talking about apples and...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

To understand infrared thermal imaging, we must first understand wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum and occupies frequencies...

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