August 2021

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We all know maintenance represents a highly controllable cost. In fact, future performance and survivability are largely dependent on critical maintenance and reliability program initiatives....

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

The term “consolidation” is very popular - especially when it comes to reducing the number of lubricants in an industrial facility. The thought is we can mitigate risks of accidentally using...

Jeremie Edwards, Noria Corporation

Chances are, if you work in an industrial setting, you have someplace where you store lubricants. It might be an old shipping container, a sectioned-off part of a warehouse or even a...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

The phrase “lubrication tasks” is a broad term encompassing a vast array of tasks, including inspections, monitoring and relubrication. The number of steps required for each task will vary,...

Dave Wooton, Wooton Consulting Greg Livingstone, Fluitec International

The current practice for the users of industrial lubricants has been to assume that all deposits or varnishes are created equal. One tends to look at the color of a deposit and assume that,...

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

When it comes to managing the headspace of a machine or machine component, many different breathers can be used, such as desiccant breathers, particle breathers, dry instrument air and...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation Laura Waldman, University of Tulsa

Oil analysis deploys various types of instruments, technologies, standards and techniques, all of which help provide a perspective on the health of the lubricant and the machine. The oil...

Jesus Teran Dagnino, Sumitomo Drive Technologies

Speed reducers, commonly referred to as “gearboxes”, are used in a variety of applications. Each application exposes the gearboxes to an array of loading and ambient conditions that directly...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

First and foremost, I want to make something clear: USED oil and WASTE oil are not the same. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), used oil is defined as any oil, either...

Noria Corporation

Name: Zack Walsh Age: 29 Job Title: Reliability Services Coordinator Company: Firefly Reliability Location: Ridgeway, Iowa Zack Walsh is part of a core group of young industry...