Machinery Lubrication September 2001

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

It is no surprise that those who enter the maintenance field are mechanics at heart. These are people who possess a native love for machinery and the thrill that comes from making broken...

Drew Troyer

“Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.” - Ralph Waldo Emmerson A machine fails at 2:00 a.m....

Phil Ramsey

Oil pollution has been in the news and on our minds a lot in the last 25 years. Disposing of waste oil from my father’s gas stations in the mid 1970s was easy to do. In Louisiana, many of the...

Arnold Shugarman

Today’s high performance lubricants are specifically formulated with a carefully selected balance of performance additives and base stocks to match the lubrication requirements of the equipment in...

No Use Crying Over Spilled Oil Have you noticed that when you open a new five-gallon pail of fluid, pull up the spout and try to pour it, that it “glugs,” spills and pours half of the...

John Duchowski, Pall Corporation Kelly Collins, Pall Corporation

Phosphate ester fluids, commonly used in electrohydraulic control (EHC) systems of steam turbines, are susceptible to hydrolytic breakdown in the presence of water and heat and therefore require...

J. A. McGeehan, Chevron

Fuel rate, oil consumption and sump size are critical in defining an optimum oil drain interval. 1. Fuel rate defines the heat input to piston/rings, which directly affects oil oxidation...

John Graham, Nye Lubricants

Corrugated packaging is one of the most economical, rugged and environmentally sound ways to ship goods. More than two-thirds of the world’s retail commodities, from boxed chocolates to heavy...

Lou A. T. Honary, University of Northern Iowa

The use of vegetable oils and animal fats for lubrication purposes has been practiced for many years. With the discovery of petroleum and the availability of inexpensive oils, alternatives became...

Ed Bohn, General Motors

Increased competition from international manufacturers for market share in the North American automotive market has forced the industry to revisit and change many long-held beliefs and practices in...

Scott Evans, Lubrication Management Systems

Lubricating open pit mining equipment effectively introduces a number of unique challenges that are not present in the industrial environment. However, like the industrial environment, an effective...

Noria Corporation

Plain Bearings There are two broad types of bearings used in machinery today: plain and rolling element bearings. This article targets the special lubrication requirements of plain bearings, also...