Machinery Lubrication May 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

What should you do when a lubricant doesn’t get a clean bill of health? More specifically, what must be done with the machine that contained a degraded or contaminated lubricant after the...

Drew Troyer

I believe I have found the secret to maintenance and reliability success. Call it a silver bullet for machinery reliability if you like. The concept is a simple one that I have codified into...

Brendan Casey

The function of filters in a hydraulic system is to maintain fluid cleanliness. Given that the objective of maintaining fluid cleanliness is to gain maximum service life from the system components,...

Phil Ramsey

In the automotive world, most of the gears I see are lubricated by engine oil. The timing chain gears, distributor drive gears, and even the oil pump gears are all bathed in engine oil. The...

Debbie Hodson, Shell

A piece of machinery may remain unchanged throughout its useful life, but that’s not necessarily true for the lubricants it needs. Continuous advancements are being made in the formulation...

Chris Holland, Lincoln

An innovative grease spray technology that requires no air now is available for lubricating open gears in such heavy industries as mining, concrete and gravel operations. An open gear is not...

Scotty Lippert, Clopay Scotty Lippert, Analysts

The plastics products division of Clopay Corporation in Augusta, Ky. recently installed a new film winder - a piece of equipment used to form finished rolls of plastic film products. Principle...

Lawrence G. Ludwig, Schaeffer Mfg. Company

Enclosed gear drives operate in three regimes of lubrication: full fluid film, mixed film and boundary lubrication conditions. The ideal regime of lubrication for enclosed gear drives is full...

Glen Cunial, Santos Ltd.

Santos is a major Australian energy company with assets of more than $5 billion and annual production of 57.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company’s business is oil and gas exploration...

Michael Khonsari, Louisiana State University E.R. Booser, Analysts

Imagine the flexibility of not having to change your engine oil so frequently. Not only will this have an impact on your pocket book, but also there will be an environmental impact as there will be...

Daniel Harker, McNish Corporation

Clarifier drives, used in the treatment of wastewater, are expected to provide uninterrupted service for decades. Commercial drives for the water and wastewater industry generally pass the minimum...

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