Machinery Lubrication September 2010

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Execute lubrication excellence or face execution? While not as much of a rallying cry as Patrick Henry's “give me liberty or give me death” speech of 1775, comments made this summer by U.S. …

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Thirteen years ago, Noria Corporation began its mission to raise awareness and provide advisory services to users and suppliers of lubrication products. Much has been accomplished since then, which...

Noria Corporation

In teaching courses on how to establish a best-in-class lubrication program, I often talk about value-added tasks: activities that can significantly extend equipment life, increase asset...

Drew Troyer

When one thinks of proactive maintenance for mechanical systems, the big four tasks come to mind – align it, balance it, fasten it down and lubricate it. We often think of these as independent...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Red. It’s the first thing that you notice. A reddish-brown, clay-toned hue colors the landscape at Alcoa’s alumina refinery complex in Point Comfort, Texas. The surreal tinting comes courtesy...

Brendan Casey

Using the right filters in the right places a critical component to hydraulic system life. Learn how to protect critical components and avoid damaging mistakes.

Stephen Sumerlin, Noria Corporation

Using the correct breathers for proper headspace management is a decision that is sometimes taken lightly in industrial facilities. There are many instances when makeshift breathers are used to...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Industrial professionals from around the world attended RELIABLE PLANT 2010, Noria’s annual conference and exhibition, held August 30-September 2 at the Nashville (Tenn.) Convention Center....

Mike Shekhtman, the subject of this issue’s “Get to Know ...” feature, is the North American Region maintenance and reliability manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He has worked 2.5 years...

Paul Michalicka, SKF

Grease for rolling bearing lubrication provides a separating film between a bearing’s rolling elements, raceways and cages to prevent metal-to-metal contact and associated friction. Grease...

To succeed in lubrication excellence, it's vital that a lubrication and lubricant analysis skill development program is created and tailored to meet the needs of everyone who affects, or is …

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

The rolling element bearings used in electric motors potentially have many modes of failure if an incorrect strategy is implemented. This article discusses several effective strategies to mi…

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