Machinery Lubrication October 2012

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Noria Corporation

Almost every lubricant used in plants today started off as just a base oil. The American Petroleum Institute (API) has categorized base oils into five categories (API 1509, Appendix E). The …

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

The enemy to any lubricated machine is particle contamination. In a perfect world, machines would be sealed up to block the ingression of particles before any problems occur, but unfortunately this...

Noria Corporation

Worm gearing alignment affects lubrication. If the worm is located off the worm gear centerline, there may be entering corner contact. This wipes the lubricant off the worm gear teeth and the worm...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Corrosion costs companies billions of dollars each year. Much of this loss is due to the corrosion of iron and steel. When exposed to moisture and oxygen, iron and steel will react, forming an...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

Sixty years ago a truck engine oil drain (or oil change) would have been performed as frequently as every 500 miles. Because of higher quality lubricants, cleaner fuels, improved filter...

Noria Corporation

Ingression can be defined as a going in or entering, a right or permission to enter, or a means or place of entering. If you have attended one of Noria’s Fundamentals of Machinery Lubrication...

Brendan Casey

In 1935 the U.S. Army Air Corps held a “fly-off” between two aircraft vying to win the contract for the military’s next long-range bomber. The competition was regarded as a mere formality because...

Marc Vila Forteza, Petronor

In large industrial plants where a great number of machines are installed, it is necessary to implement an effective lubrication-management system. This type of system can help ensure that machines...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

When evaluating mechanical defects in roller elements and gears commonly found in rotating machinery, there are several techniques that can be applied to reveal root cause and severity. One is wear...

Noria Corporation

Name: Donald Myers Age: 40 Title: Mechanical Maintenance and Lubrication Technician Company: Yates Services Years of Service: 21 years Location: Smyrna, Tenn. Donald...

Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Since its inception in 2001, the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has been active in supporting the development of international standards. ICML has even had the honor of...

Jim Fitch

There are three opportunities to inspect the state of in-service grease. One is by disassembly (such as by removing the bearing cap), the second is by sampling the grease using a probe (ASTM...

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