Machinery Lubrication April 2021

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Werner Ruster, Chief Engineer Onboard

Construction projects on land are challenging and complex, however building on water is even more so. Marine infrastructure projects require tremendous knowledge, experience and more...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

As Noria enters its 24th year, we have a lot to be thankful for. It is particularly gratifying to see organizations vigorously practicing what we have been teaching for years. Many impressive...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

With so much emphasis put on selecting the proper lubricant, using lubricants approved by OEMs, and ensuring our lubricants arrive on time and with the correct properties, it is shocking that...

Travis Richardson, Noria Corporation

With the high price of quality lubricants and the demand placed on machines to run harder and faster, there is a great need for high-performance lubricants. We expect lubricants to arrive...

Matthew Adams, Noria Corporation

Looking back on math class in school, a well-known concept indicates that adding supplementary variables to an equation results in the problem inherently becoming more complex. During on-site...

Jorge Alarcon, Bureau Veritas Global

In recent years, the term “industrial revolution” has taken on new meaning, and many of those involved in the world of maintenance have taken notice of this transformation. The Fourth...

David Dise, Noria Corporation

Keeping possible contamination sources away from lubricated equipment is the best line of defense against contaminants entering machine parts. It is significantly more difficult and expensive...

Michael Viset, Hydrocarbon Consultant Frederik vand de Voort, McGill University

Traditionally, acid number (AN) has been measured by direct-read instruments reliant on chemometrics. However, conventional Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectrometers used...

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) marks its 20th anniversary of continuous operation this year with several ongoing activities and recognition opportunities. The...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

We all know leaks make a mess. Why do they keep happening? How do we know if a leak is something to be concerned about or if it is just commonplace for plant equipment? Well, given that...

Bradley Arrasmith has spent the last 15 years at Novelis Corporation working in different areas of the plant. He transitioned to a lubrication specialty and is already looking forward to his...