Machinery Lubrication January 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

You could tar your roof with it. It sticks to everything. It spreads like cancer. You thought you were getting rid of it with the oil change and flush, but it is back again - lurking in your oil...

Phil Ramsey

When you think of the number 42, what does it bring to mind? Because Machinery Lubrication is primarily concerned with lubricating oil, the first thing I would expect you to say is the number of...

Noria Corporation

Large production facilities have a variety of grease-lubricated equipment, ranging from steady-state applications to applications that vary significantly in speed and load, and operate in...

Martin Williamson

“Wear and tear” is an expression frequently used to describe the ageing of a mechanical system, though “use and abuse” might be more correct. Wear commonly occurs as a result of the contamination...

Noria Corporation

The metals industry is a diverse, capital-intensive industry that is sensitive to broad economic conditions. Whether the mill converts ore to metals or forms trade goods from billets, converting...

Keith Stanbury, KE-LUBE Inc.

To begin a discussion of preventive maintenance of any machine or component, one should first define preventive maintenance. A suitable definition is this: maintenance that can be performed...

Gerry Looman, IFH Group Inc.

Are effective lubricant storage and handling practices important to facilities? Unequivocally, yes. Well-designed systems have made it possible for companies not only to realize a return on...

Noria Corporation

Hydraulic systems are complicated fluid-based systems for transferring energy and converting that energy into useful work. Successful hydraulic operations require the careful selection of hy…

Rich Wurzbach, Maintenance Reliability Group, Inc.

Brand consolidation does not ensure that the products used are right for the job. Lubrication is a fundamental design property, and the machine designer makes certain assumptions and design...

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