Machinery Lubrication December 2013

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Rance Herren, IFPS

In today’s highly competitive manufacturing and service environment, machine and equipment uptime is critical. More often than not, it is a determinant of a company’s success and survivability....

Loren Green, Noria Corporation

In many of the training courses Noria provides, we discuss how a culture change is required in most cases to achieve a world-class lubrication program. This is by far the most difficult part of the...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Reliability should have shared responsibility. It must be fixed in the DNA of the machine as well as in the minds of operators and maintainers.

Noria Corporation

Plants often do not take into account the effect that the lubricant supplier can have on machine reliability. If left unchecked, the results can be catastrophic.

Thomas L. Lantz, Lantz Consulting Services

Lubricants initially arrive in industrial plants usually via one of two methods: New equipment generally comes with a “lubricant list” from the equipment supplier with a few...

Wojciech Majka, Ecol; Tomas Klima, Ecol

One of the most important but underestimated factors impacting the operation of turbines (both steam and gas) and other machinery is the condition of the oil, especially its “mechanical”...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation; Rick James, Noria Corporation

Oil analysis is commonly used across industry not only to analyze oil health but also machine health. Recently, advances have been made in grease analysis. With the increasing demand for machines...

Cary Forgeron, Analysts Inc.

Selecting the proper oil analysis software and maximizing its features can provide a huge payback for users through reduced machinery maintenance expenses.

Noria Corporation

Throughout his career, Brandon Lisch has held many positions, such as maintenance mechanic. Now as a predictive maintenance technician for Suncoke Energy, he is developing a world-class lube program.

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Oil analysis is a routine activity for analyzing oil health, oil contamination and machine wear. Read about oil analysis tests, interpreting oil analysis data and more.

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

When it comes to developing, implementing and sustaining a reliability-improvement program, long-term success ultimately depends on a solid foundation. Indeed, it is the foundation that will...