Machinery Lubrication July 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubrication requires constant attention. Vigilance is perhaps a better word. It's easy to forget the things we are not motivated to do. Yet, rarely do we forget those activities we are...

Noria Corporation

The world's worst air disaster occurred in 1977 on the Spanish Island of Tenerife. The accident which claimed the lives of 583 people onboard two Boeing 747s was attributed to a series of...

Brendan Casey

When conducting training courses on hydraulic maintenance, I always enjoy explaining to my students a concept I call the "perfect hydraulic fluid". The perfect hydraulic fluid would have a...

Ken Brown, Utility Service Associates

Achieving optimum benefit from lubrication and maximizing equipment uptime is more than just the correct lube application and monitoring. While these are essential components, getting the correct...

Stephen Glad, Structured Information

Performance Roof Systems in Kansas City, Mo., experienced continual problems with bearings in a heated auger machine used in the production of industrial roll roofing. Temperatures of approximately...

Today's lubricants need to meet higher performance requirements than ever before, especially when it comes to extreme pressure situations. That's why many plant managers are turning to synthetic oil...

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

A global chemical manufacturing company is operating a plant with a large rotary kiln. The kiln is part of a single-stream process, so any downtime at the kiln plant has immediate and severe...

Industry utilizes many different bearing configurations. Some of these bearings are sealed and initially lubricated while others require regular maintenance lubrication. The consequences of a bearing...

Mark Mcclatchey, Liquidynamics

When considering the purchase of fluid filtering systems for lubricants, it is prudent to consider electrical requirements along with filter system specifications vs. requirements. This helps...

Saurabh Lawate, The Lubrizol Corporation

What's required for food-grade lubricants, and what isn't? Winding your way through the labyrinth of regulations and registrations that impact nonfood compounds, such as lubricants, can be tedious....

Drew Troyer Sabrin Gebarin

Lubricant Reconditioning Reconditioning of lubricants falls into three general categories of action. One may remove contaminants, refresh the additive system and reconstruct the additive system....

Richard L. Dornfeld, Walker Process Equipment Harold Matroni, Alcoa Mill Products

Sight Glass Plugging Richard L. Dornfeld, Walker Process Equipment Challenge The general recommendation to replace a gearbox drain plug with a device that adds a sight glass to the drain...

Sandy Cowan, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Grease, as it is looked upon today, is a relatively new science. In 1400 B.C., mutton or beef fat was sometimes mixed with lime to reduce the friction in chariot wheels.1 Under the correct...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Valero Energy Corporation, in Port Arthur, Texas, was named the second recipient of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication's John R. Battle Award for Excellence in Machinery...

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