Machinery Lubrication May 2011

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

In the interest of reducing purchasing costs and streamlining storage and handling, many organizations have substantially slashed the number of lubricant SKUs (stock keeping units) they use. They...

Brendan Casey

The increasing complexity of today’s hydraulic systems means there is a lot to know about proactive and predictive maintenance in order for optimum reliability outcomes to be achieved. It’s my...

A Komatsu WA 600 engine was tested at the Sishen Mine in South Africa, and the expected life on all the main components (engine, transmission and final drives) was 15,000 hours. Tribology...

Jeff Billington, Noria Corporation

The year was 1960 - John F. Kennedy had just been elected president; Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was making theater-goers squirm in their seats; Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was just...

Heinz P. Bloch

Repeat pump failures are clear indications that the root causes of problems were not found. Or, in case the problem cause is known, someone must have decided to do nothing about it. Either way,...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The Augustus H. Gill Award was formed to recognize organizations that have exhibited excellence in the application of used oil analysis in machine and lubricant condition monitoring. This...

Five years ago, Dr. Tim Nadasdi, a senior chemist with ExxonMobil, did a survey of several hundred in-service samples and sent them to different labs using different technologies to measure the...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

What does it do? In most slow, highly loaded, geared applications there exists a lubricating condition that is ultimately responsible for most failures due to adhesive wear. This condition is known...

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