Machinery Lubrication July 2009

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Tim Goshert, the worldwide reliability and maintenance manager at Cargill, recently penned a column for our Reliable Plant blog site (http://blogs.reliableplant.com) on how elements of predictive...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I've learned that many people are skittish about flushing practices and even periodic oil changes. This fear seems to be driven, in some cases, by an unsavory past experience or alarming anecdotes...

Noria Corporation

According to a recent poll, as much as 60 percent of all plant problems can be attributed directly to "human factors" (Figure 1), specifically a lack of proper procedure (23.78 percent), a lack of...

Drew Troyer

In my last column, I discussed the need to optimize preventive maintenance activities in order to: eliminate tasks that fail to add value or actually create...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Steel manufacturing has its heat, cement manufacturing its grit and wood products manufacturing its dust, but if you want a really demanding environment, look no further than...

Brendan Casey

Gas-charged accumulators are ubiquitous on modern hydraulic systems. They carry out numerous functions, which include energy storage and reserve, leakage and thermal compensation, shock absorption,...

Ashley Mayer

There are three aspects to every purchase: price, service and quality. Conventional business wisdom says you can have two of them, any two of them, but not all three at the same...

Noria Corporation

If you regularly read this column, you have likely seen my articles on grease application and selection. In the past, I have focused on manual grease application. For this issue, I decided to offer...

Polaris Laboratories

Safely extending oil drain intervals by using fluid analysis to monitor oil condition and engine wear has always been a significant means for reducing a maintenance department's consumable costs. But...

"Get to Know …" features a brief question-and-answer session with a Machinery Lubrication reader. These articles put the spotlight on industry professionals and detail some of the lubrication-related...

Gene Finner

The biodegradable and bio-based lubricants market is growing at a rate well in excess of traditional lubricants. Most of this growth is occurring in Europe and has been spurred by government...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Earning your ICML certification has acknowledged your expertise in machinery lubrication and/or oil analysis to troubleshoot and ensure reliability of lubricated equipment. The lubrication and oil...

Noria Corporation

In this tough economy, we are all doing what we can to reduce costs, improve uptime and maintain reliability. One of the ways that industrial facilities are coping with the economic meltdown is to...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

To combat the stressful conditions, compressor lubricants need several defense mechanisms. Learn about the different options and requirements for compressor lubricants.