Machinery Lubrication October 2021

Featured Article

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Just like lubricant performance testing, in many cases, it is wise to get filters tested by an independent laboratory. For instance, if you have three filter brands you are considering, it would be advisable to get an objective, unbiased confirmation of the following questions: Which filter gets the oil the cleanest (capture efficiency across the life of the filter)?

Jeremie Edwards, Noria Corporation

Lubricant suppliers play an important role in asset management. A good supplier will ensure that your needs are met, and the right products are delivered consistently and on time. But like...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

In the interest of reducing purchasing costs and streamlining storage and handling, many organizations have substantially slashed the number of lubricant SKUs (stock keeping units) they use....

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

If you have been in the reliability realm for any length of time, you have probably been taught the importance of machine inspections; you may have even performed some. Sensory inspections...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

“Lubricants don’t go bad; they simply get dirty.” This cliché has been shared widely throughout the industry despite being false. Lubricants fail through various mechanisms, including loss of...

Chuck Coe, Clarion Boards Inc.

Because grease is so poorly understood, there are many myths surrounding grease quality. Some examples include: “black grease is better,” “sticky grease is better,” “red grease is the best,”...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

Often in Machinery Lubrication magazine, there are informative articles about condition monitoring, lubricant analysis, and troubleshooting. However, there has yet to be an article that...

In the context of lubricating and hydraulic systems, the term “varnish” is used to refer to gel- or resin-like or solid varnish-like deposits that form in fluid systems. Varnish...

Name: Trevor Baker Age: 29 Company: Pfizer Inc. Location: McPherson, Kansas Trevor Baker is a driven reliability engineer working to reduce downtime at Pfizer’s McPherson...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Base oils, the primary ingredients in a lubricant, are often first described by their origin, such as those either derived from biological materials (bio-based, such as plants) versus those...