Machinery Lubrication January 2011

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Paul V. Arnold

What’s your professional resolution for 2011? Is it to get certified as a Machine Lubricant Analyst or Machine Lubrication Technician? Is it to revamp your plant’s lubrication practices or lube...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Think of oil analysis as being like the television game show Wheel of Fortune. There’s a message to be told but you’ll only see and understand it if you expose enough letters in their proper order....

Drew Troyer

Electric motors – more specifically, greased-lubricated electric motors – are the prime movers for most machines in plants and factories. Usually, motors that are larger than 25 horsepower in size...

Paul V. Arnold

The woman behind the chest-high glass partition at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station dons a fresh pair of protective gloves before beginning her next work order. She gingerly moves a...

Brendan Casey

I recently came across an instructive case study. I think that you will find it interesting and important. In the quest for improved fuel consumption, the manufacturer of an engine-powered, mobile...

Stephen Sumerlin

Far too many times, I see plants facing the same challenges over and over. They start at the wrong part of developing a lubrication program. They start by either changing lubricant suppliers,...

Heinz P. Bloch

Bearing topics and lubricant application topics overlap in process pumps. The main issue here is that not all pumps are designed and sold with provisions ensuring that lubricant is consistently...

Dennis Butler, a Cold Mill 3 maintenance scheduler and predictive maintenance technician at Logan Aluminum’s plant in Russellville, Ky., is the subject of this issue’s “Get to Know ...” feature. He...

The “Lube-Tips” section of Machinery Lubrication magazine features innovative ideas submitted by our readers. Additional tips can be found in our Lube-Tips e-mail newsletter. If you have a tip to...

David Turner, Shell Global Solutions

According to a recent NLGI Grease Production Survey, approximately 70 percent of the grease sold worldwide is based on either simple lithium soap or lithium complex thickener. You might ask, “Why...

Suzy Jamieson

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is reaching out to its certified Machine Lubricant Analysts and Machinery Lubrication Technicians to contribute to the betterment of industry by...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Over the course of the past few months, I have been instructing on-site machinery lubrication courses at what seems like a rate of one a week. Inevitably during a course, I will get multiple...

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