Machinery Lubrication February 2018

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Andy Page, Allied Reliability

Oil analysis and vibration analysis are powerful tools when employed to identify defects in machine components. However, if used together, these tools can become even more beneficial.

Stephen Chastain, US Filtermaxx

Discover the advantages a centrifuge can offer and how it can provide an effective method of oil reclamation.

Al Smiley, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

A pump is the most expensive and time-consuming part to replace. Therefore, it should never be changed out before several tests are conducted first.

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Don’t be afraid of alerts. Instead, view them as a real opportunity for continuous improvement.

Rich Wurzbach, MRG Labs

Even when you know the right grease to use, the opportunities for the wrong grease to be mixed are many.

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Regardless of whether a bearing reaches its design life, the life you should strive to achieve from your bearings should be based on the optimum reference state (ORS). When considering a bearing’s application and its associated reliability objectives, a certain maintenance strategy should be deployed to help attain an optimized return on investment.

Noria Corporation

By combining different condition monitoring tools, proper training and the right personnel, you can help to prevent equipment failures due to misalignment.

Rendela Wenzel, Eli Lilly and Company

Certification is an important step for anyone practicing in the field of machinery lubrication. It not only benefits the individual but also his or her company.

Gary Bennett has helped Mosaic make tremendous improvements in its PM process by establishing a lube room, filtering oil, using best practices for contamination control, greasing motors usin…