Machinery Lubrication July 2001

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Drew Troyer

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford These are exciting times for the machinery lubrication industry. The important role...

Phil Ramsey

In my last column, multigrade oil was fairly prominent in my story. Let’s proceed from there, and From Under the Hood, discuss why we do, or don’t need multigrade oil in our engines. The...

Kevan Slater, Schematic Approach

It is unfortunate, that many leaks identified in hydraulic systems are left to drip away the profits of a company - profits lost with unnecessary energy consumption, reduced equipment...

The grease gun can be an effective tool or a dangerous weapon, depending on how it is used. You need to know the output per stroke of your grease gun in order to know how much grease you are adding...

Tom Odden, Mator AS

Over the past several years, extensive resources have been used to improve flushing techniques for hydraulic and lubrication systems. This has led to a large body of knowledge on flushing evidenced...

Don Ehlert, Lubrication Systems Co.

A1999 survey on oil mist usage in U.S. refineries found that almost 50 percent of the refineries use oil mist lubrication extensively. The survey was based on large-scale systems with a fully...

Elisabeth A. Smith, SKF

The past 10 years have seen a quiet revolution in electric motor bearing relubrication. Adherence to fundamentally sound practices, such as ensuring work area cleanliness during relube and...

James B. Hannon, ExxonMobil

The question “How long will this turbine oil last?” should be answered with the sound engineering response of “it depends.” Turbine oil suppliers can give fairly wide-ranging estimates,...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Maybe you haven’t heard. It’s no longer just about the lubricant, its performance, quality or price. The days of awarding a supply contract to the lowest bidder which happens to be a national brand...

Martin Williamson

Are you Guilty? Without lubrication, industry would grind to a halt. It is a fact that the cogs of industry rotate around a well-oiled operation, literally. Therefore, it is fair to say that an...

Noria Corporation

Viscosity is the measure of the oil’s resistance to flow (shear stress) under certain conditions. To simplify, the oil’s viscosity represents the measure for which the oil wants to stay put …

Lee Culbertson, Royal Purple

Every maintenance department seeks reduced maintenance costs, increased equipment utilization and improved equipment reliability. To achieve this, maintenance personnel often look to upgrade the...

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