Machinery Lubrication November 2001

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Drew Troyer

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.” - Alfred North Whitehead Despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that poor machinery lubrication...

Don't Clean Those Failed Bearings Rolling element bearings fail prematurely in service for a number of reasons. Most bearing manufacturers offer a free service to establish the reasons...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Do you really know how your lubricants become contaminated? Have you taken an inventory of the sources of contamination and the primary points of entry? If not, you are in the majority as...

Lloyd Leugner

Much has been said and written about preventive and predictive maintenance programs and condition-monitoring techniques and applications. Many highly skilled, well-qualified and...

Russ Hink, SKF

In a host of demanding bearing applications from paper machines to mining equipment, oil is often the recommended lubricant. As industry places increasing demands on operating machinery, the use of...

Phil Ramsey

A recent advertisement for the Pennzoil Company shows the factors that determine severe driving conditions. These four factors include stop-and-go-traffic, short trips, prolonged idling and urban...

Mike Day, Pall Corporation

Blending lubricants is said to be an art form as much as it is a science. The selection of one of a dozen different additives for one of a dozen different types or blends of base oils...

Noria Corporation

The typical industrial lubrication program lacks order, structure, continuity and respect, even though the ideas and practices have been around for 100 years. Billions of dollars are spent annually...

Simon Norton, Rose Foundation

Ecological conservation and environmental concerns have become a much greater influence in production facilities around the world in recent years. Progressive action can also be found in the heart...

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