August 2020

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Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

A central component to plant reliability is identifying and managing the risk associated to the equipment within the plant. As one gets entrenched in the vast amount of technologies and...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

A sudden change in oil level, either up or down, is a telegraphed alert that something is wrong. And, this “something” could potentially be serious. Deferring maintenance or ignoring this...

Jack Weeks, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

We have seen a lot of confusion about pressure reducing valves and regulators in fluid power systems. This confusion is largely due to the nomenclature and partly because the schematic symbols...

Abdullah B. Samman, Saudi Aramco Hasanur J. Molla , Saudi Aramco

Vacuum dehydrator (Hy-Pro Filtration. Used with permission) Lubricant fluids are carefully formulated for specific areas of application and are comprised of a base stock and an...

Brain Ramatally, CASL

At most plants, oil reclamation is not fully supported due to a lack of technical knowledge and availability of technologies, processes and applications. Why should reclamation be considered?...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

Being a consultant in the reliability field, you often get to see the latest and greatest in condition-monitoring tools and predictive data. It is very easy to get hung up on these tools and...

Matthew Adams, Noria Corporation

Overlapping Skill Sets There have been many times in my career when I have looked back with awe at where my path has led me. A great and often overlooked result of transitioning from one...

Name: Matthew Felix Age: 34 Job Title: Lubrication Specialist Company: Heartland Pet Food Manufacturing Location: Richmond, Indiana Length of Service: 2...

Paul Hiller, ICML

This is the third and final article that summarizes experiences of practitioners who earned the Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE)® credential during its inaugural year. I started by asking...