Machinery Lubrication January 2008

Featured Article

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

As we prime ourselves for another business year, I thought I'd step back from the trees and take view of some important trends occurring in the lubrication field. It's true, and even sad, that...

Noria Corporation

Lubrication excellence involves changing the process of lubrication, not just purchasing tangible products or services. This article offers some advice for working towards lubrication best p…

Brendan Casey

According to an article published in the September 2007 issue of Hydraulics and Pneumatics magazine, the average operating pressure of mobile hydraulic equipment will increase to 450 bar by...

Noria Corporation

How do you know if the right lubricants are being used in your machinery? A lubricant specification survey, often called a lube chart, may have been performed, individual machine maintenance...

Jeremy Wright

Filter ratings are an often misunderstood area of contamination control. On several recent occasions, I have witnessed someone describing a filter by its nominal rating. A nominal rating is an...

Synthetic lubricants continue to gain market share, thanks to higher performance properties that, for many uses, trump higher per-drum costs. Demand in the United States has grown to $2.2 billion per...

Mary Moon, Bel-Ray Company, Inc.

This article looks at how microscopic particles contaminate lubricants and damage machinery, and recommends methods to improve lubricant cleanliness.

Rob Profilet, The Lubrizol Corporation

The gear oils of today aren't what they used to be, and with good reason: The environment in which industrial gears operate has changed, and demands on the lubricant have increased...

John Underwood, Dupont

Over the past few years, there has been a renewed interest in the industry regarding the proper lubrication methods for grease-lubricated electric motors. This article reviews the results from...

Noria Corporation

In 2008, Noria celebrates its ten-year anniversary. As part of that celebration, we reflect on the success of its magazines and the inspiration behind Noria Corporation. Noria Corporation is...

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

Heat effects are the major cause of failure in mechanical face seals used in pumps, mixers, agitators and wherever a rotating shaft passes through the housing of a machine. Improper design,...

Richard Burkhalter, Covenant Engineering Services, Inc.

Is bigger always better? Not in the case of grease distribution systems. This article explores some of the more common problems with designing grease distribution systems, highlighting several...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Are you a certified MLA, machine lubricant analyst? Or perhaps an MLT, machinery lubrication technician? If so, you have the chance to contribute to the improvement of industry for generations to...

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