Machinery Lubrication May 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Indeed it’s hard to justify spending time and money on things that aren’t yet broken when your maintenance staff is hog-tied, fixing the things that have broken. When breakdowns occur . . ....

Drew Troyer, Noria Corporation

When a machine fails, evidence of the failure is often destroyed along with the component. The initial evidence is so mangled by the actual failure itself, it becomes indistinguishable from...

Phil Ramsey

Automotive dealers claim the most unused part of any new car they sell is the little book in the glove compartment - the owners manual. Have you ever read yours, cover to cover, or even thumbed...

Jerry Honeycutt, Tennessee Valley Authority

Overgreasing rolling element bearings in motors has been an industry problem for several years. More motors have bearing failures due to overgreasing than from undergreasing. For the nuclear...

Noria Corporation Analysts

There are many criteria to consider when selecting a high-temperature grease for hot, grease-lubricated equipment. The selection must include consideration of oil type and viscosity and a ho…

Many paper mills have lubrication and hydraulic systems that, it would seem, have been constructed over time by several committees with no common goals or objectives. Needless to say, these...

Luis F. Rizo, Elfer Inc.

In the petrochemical industry, bearing faults drive the majority of repair events for motors, pumps and compressors. In a study performed at 12 petrochemical plants, the data showed that...

G.E. Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates LLC Roland J. Bishop, Dow Chemical Company

Natural gas is widely used to heat homes, generate electricity and as a basic material used in the manufacture of many types of chemicals. Natural gas, like petroleum oil, is found in large...

Gary Latham, Algoma Steel Inc.

Many incorrect assumptions exist with regard to the greasing of bearings. Heightened awareness about the importance of proper greasing procedures could be the simplest vehicle for creating a...

Ryan Smith, Deeter Foundry

Deeter Foundry, located in Lincoln, Neb., produces gray iron castings used in manhole frames and covers, storm sewer inlet frames, grates and curbs, trench grating and tree grates. The foundry...

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