October 2022

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Jeff Walkup, Fluid Life

As the title would suggest, comparing human health to equipment asset health reveals some striking similarities, but also uncovers differences that should be considered. In the world of...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Almost subconsciously, our senses gather information on our surroundings. They recognize subtleties, discern unique features and examine characteristic details. This could be a glass of...

Wes Cash

With the movement to digital solutions for tracking and managing most decisions that are made in reliability and maintenance, an area that is often left out is lubricant selection. This is the...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

With an industry increasingly focused on improving machine reliability through the deployment of best practices in lubrication and oil analysis, there is a need to establish better management...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

>Do be aware of your surroundings at all times. Situational awareness as an industrial worker is paramount. >Do perform proper Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures when...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

The landscape of manufacturing and industrial processes is constantly changing. Historically, titans of industry capitalized on large, cumbersome, overbuilt, sluggish equipment that had to be...

Erica McDonald, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Optimal lubrication is a critical consideration in any production process. In food and beverage production specifically, a balance must be struck; machinery lubrication and food safety are...

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

With contamination being the leading cause of machine failure, one of the most important sections of a lubrication program is contamination control. Most plants I have visited have spent a lot...

Jeremie Edwards, Noria Corporation

For better or worse, our world is very connected. Some of these connections allow us to communicate freely, while other parts allow us to gather a whole lot of information. I know that I am...