Machinery Lubrication December 2022

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Lisa A Williams, AMETEK Spectro Scientific; Rachel Li, Ametek Spectro Scientific; Dennis Uh, Novaspect Inc

In a recent plant reliability survey, 60% to 70% of industrial facilities consider oil analysis an important part of their reliability programs. Oil analysis gives a snapshot of machinery...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

This is the most common form of leakage. It is also known as external leakage. Out-leakage relates to a failure of containment. Typically, liquids or gases follow the path of least resistance,...

Jeremie Edwards, Noria Corporation

Jim Fitch wrote a pretty comprehensive article recently, going into the finer minutia of what to do when you can't get the lubricants that you normally use. I wanted to take some time and give...

Leonardo Bustos, RG Smart Solutions LLC; Luis Alejandro Mariño, RG Smart Solutions LLC

As plants and their assets are being digitized and moving towards Industry 4.0, new scenarios are emerging for technological advances in tribology and condition monitoring.

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

An effective quality control process ensures that incoming lubricants are inspected, evaluated and deemed fit for service. Incoming lubricants are a pathway for contaminants, and failure to...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubrication has a critical impact on equipment reliability and, as such, has associated reliability objectives and goals - our daily actions have everything to do with reaching these objectives and goals. To define these goals, we often apply the tenants of SMART Goals.

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

You are probably familiar with a lot of the different ways contaminants can find their way into your machinery. For example, one of the most common ways that contaminants enter your lubricant...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

For more mature programs, there is often a desire to bring the majority of the testing in-house or to have the ability to do some analysis to determine if there could be problems with equipment or lubricants. While this can be incredibly beneficial, there are downsides as well.

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

Most of the facilities we enter as consultants have pretty strict environmental standards that the facility must uphold. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does NOT play around when it...