Machinery Lubrication January 2009

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

It is with great pride that I and Noria Corporation unveil the expanded look and content of Machinery Lubrication magazine. Our publication has been a staple of the lubrication community since...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I’m afraid I have some bad news ... and no, it’s not about the economy. It’s about what I often call “imaginary additives”. These are the additives that seem to exist in the minds of many lubrication...

Noria Corporation

Reliability engineering as a discipline really found its feet during the 1960s as commercial aviation started to take off. Indeed, many of the fundamental tenets of modern-day reliability...

Drew Troyer

OK, it’s official. We’re in a recession. In reality, we’ve learned that this recession started in December 2007, but the meltdown of the financial markets transformed the recession into what...

Wayne Ferguson Tom Hiatt

There are different thoughts of what constitutes a “world-class” lubrication program. It is our belief that a world-class lubrication program consists of researching, documenting and implementing...

Sabrin Gebarin

This article explains the basic differences between H1, H2 and H3 lubricants, their requirements and formulations, as well as proper lubricant selection, which is critical to food safety and…

Noria Corporation

A customer recently asked me to take a look at a quote he had received from a local filter distributor on a set of filter carts. As I scanned the fax for information, it became obvious that the...

Brendan Casey

Hydraulic oil is different than other lubes. Not only is it a lubricant, it’s also the means by which power is transferred throughout the hydraulic system. So, it’s a lube and a power transfer...

Noria Corporation

Many articles have been written on the value and necessity of documenting procedures for lubrication and other maintenance activities, and that’s great. However, I think it is equally important to...

Ashley Mayer

Many oil analysis programs are failures. Maybe not total failures, but they are almost certainly not delivering the results they could be and should be. Here are some of the most common reasons why...

Lawrence G. Ludwig, Schaeffer Mfg. Company

When selecting an open gear lubricant for use in a particular application, the method of application used must be considered. The typical methods of application used in open gear systems...

Applied Industrial Technologies

Rolling element bearings are highly reliable components, and the vast majority of bearings will outlive the equipment on which they are installed. However, while bearings account for a relatively...

David Turner, Shell

When it comes to lubrication in industrial plants, most maintenance people strive for consistency – the use of the same products over a long period of time. This generally allows for smooth...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

In 2001, the International Council for Machinery Lubrication started its certification programs for lubrication technicians and oil analysts. These programs were based on original, ICML-developed...

Noria Corporation

Many organizations have been profiling the role of project manager in the same way for many years with little success. Traditionally, the individual who knew the most about the subject matter, the...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

The project approval process varies from organization to organization. In some organizations, it is a rational process of strategic and tactical planning. In others, it is a highly charged...

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