Machinery Lubrication February 2022

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Mina Nabil Soliman, Atlasco Egypt

Air compressors are the main component of compressed air systems, which are an essential part of any modern industrial plant. After air is compressed, it becomes a safe and abundant source of...

Jim Fitch

When the history of the condition monitoring field is written, there will likely be a chapter, or at least a few pages, on the odd paradox surrounding how infrequently use of used filter...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

Most facilities have some sort of water being introduced during the process. Some of the uses for water in the manufacturing processes include washing, diluting, transporting, cooling, etc. Knowing that these processes involve water, we often recommend that the lubricant purchaser considers a lubricant’s ability to handle or resist water; what follows is a few reasons why.

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

When manufacturing plants receive raw materials on their dock, there is usually a rigorous quality control process in place to check these materials before they are sent to the production...

Paul Farless, Noria Corporation

In the industrial space, it is often a good practice to store spare equipment. Generally, the more critical a piece of equipment is, the more important it is to keep a spare or two on hand;...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Wow, there is so much I didn’t know about lubrication!” This is the typical response after someone attends a Machinery Lubrication course: a several-day learning journey through all sorts of...

Jeremie Edwards, Condition Monitoring International

Oil analysis is a touchy subject for some people. I have been to places where reading an oil analysis report was viewed about the same as reading tea leaves; other places treat oil analysis...

Ray Garvey Matthew Fergusson Mike Rostosky

Unplanned repairs and unplanned downtime are ten times more expensive than planned repairs and planned downtime. In addition to being expensive, unplanned downtime is unproductive, disruptive,...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

In the present market conditions, most facilities are trying to stretch lubricants as far as possible to avoid the hassle and cost of purchasing more. With supply chain disruptions, lack of...

Name: Chip Shields Age: 54 Company: Schaeffer Specialized Lubricants Location: Portland, Oregon Chip Shields is a Machine Lubrication Tech I certified sales rep at Schaeffer...