Machinery Lubrication July 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

About 15 years ago, I added a new file to my library of technical literature - a folder into which I put a single magazine article on flushing procedures. Today the file is bulging with...

Drew Troyer

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” - Albert Einstein Noria Corporation, the publisher of Machinery Lubrication magazine and its sibling publications Practicing...

Brendan Casey

When a pump or motor is worn or damaged, internal leakage increases and therefore the flow available to do useful work decreases. This means that the condition of a pump or motor can be determined...

Phil Ramsey

Oil storage is the subject of this month’s column. As I look around my shop, the only oil storage around here is on the shelf. On the Shelf In the area where I live, oil on the shelf...

William Strecker, Kingsbury

The textbook cases of distress modes are especially useful in diagnosing problems prior to the damage that occurs when a bearing can no longer support an oil film. Through the prudent use of...

Henry Amirkhanian, Fleetgaurd Inc.

Filtration devices have been used for the express purpose of protecting equipment and machinery for decades. Typical systems use a filtration system in-line with the equipment that uses the...

Wayne Ferguson, Eli Lilly and Company Tom Hiatt, Eli Lilly and Company

At the Eli Lilly and Company plant site in Indianapolis, Ind., the regreasing of motors and other bearings was a real problem because few people really understood the importance of proper...

Robert W. Bowden, Shell William H. Stein , Shell

In the past five years or so there has been an increased demand for electrical energy in North America. Due to the increased demand, coupled with deregulation, many energy suppliers have purchased...

James Sullivan, The New York Times

The newspaper industry is unique not only in its demanding production schedules but in its limited availability for planned maintenance. With the need for equipment reliability, it is more...

Yehia El-Ibiary, Rockwell Automation

You’ll often find bearings operating in harsh and dirty environments where the product is exposed to airborne contaminants and high temperatures. In many cases, these applications are in...