Machinery Lubrication January 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Professor Jost In September 2005, I attended the World Tribology Congress (WTC) in Washington, D.C. along with hundreds of...

Noria Corporation

Throughout the course of the year, I teach a number of training classes, from management educational sessions focused on the financial aspect of lubrication to craftspeople training focused on the...

Brendan Casey

Hydraulic components are unique in that it is often possible to offset or balance hydrostatic forces to reduce loads on lubricated surfaces. By reducing surface loading, the maintenance of fullfilm...

Noria Corporation

One of the most common road blocks to achieving reliability improvements is procuring the resources to support our initiatives. In the real world, most of us don’t have unlimited dollars and...

Mike Sondalini

Dust and water in bearings lead to early-life destruction. Therefore, protection methods against ingress are needed. This article introduces several protection methods and reviews shaft seal...

Jeff Gribble, UVLM Inc.

If a plant has ever experienced a bearing or electric motor failure and lubrication was suspected or confirmed as the culprit, then perhaps the lubrication personnel should look into acoustic...

Terry Cooper, FM Global Erik Scalavino, FM Global

Q: What weighs more than a locomotive and spins at 3,600 rpm? A: The rotor in a large steam turbine generator. Turbines are supported by a series of forcefed plain bearings. The sump used...

Paul Fritz, Chevron

Coolant (or antifreeze) protects your engine from freezing while defending components against corrosion, as well as plays a critical role in sustaining overall engine heat balance by removin…

Mike Brezonick

While it has always been a critical factor in engine operation, it’s fair to say that effective engine lubrication is becoming more important than ever. New generations of emissions- compliant...

David Saylor

Several years ago, a large 2,300-volt motor failed on custom-made equipment after only 18 months of operation. The motor came from a reputable manufacturer, and the company had experienced no...

Michael Weigand, Lubricant Consult GMBH

Grease is the most common type of lubricant used for rolling bearing lubrication today. About 90 percent of all bearings are lubricated in this manner. It is important to select the right grease...

Noria Corporation

On an ongoing basis within the pages of Machinery Lubrication magazine there are a variety of opinions expressed by a diverse group of authors presenting heartfelt positions, some of which are...

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