Machinery Lubrication November 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Recruitment Notice Wanted: Lubrication Management Professionals Thousands of companies around the world have an immediate need to hire onsite lubrication management professionals (LMP)....

Drew Troyer

“If only it weren’t for the people . . . always getting tangled up with the machinery. If it weren’t for them, earth would be an engineer’s paradise.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. So you have looked...

Phil Ramsey

Did you know that there are eight types of fluids under the hood of your car? If you haven’t already remembered what they are, at the end of this article I will name them. I have written about...

Robert Errichello, Geartech

What is Micropitting Many gears are plagued by micropitting. Although micropitting is not a new phenomenon, its significance has not been widely appreciated, and at times it was thought to be...

Abbas Vijlee, Schroeder Industries

Impact on Filter Performance Ratings and Particle Counts For many years, General Motors (GM) manufactured Air Cleaner Fine Test Dust, otherwise known as ACFTD or Arizona Road Dust. A few...

Rich Wurzbach Drew Troyer

ML Interviews Two Experts John Amos Plant in St. Albans, WV The mean time between scheduled outages is becoming longer and the duration of the outages is growing shorter. Welcome to the...

Lawrence Ong, Esko Industries Ltd. Pia Kuittinen, Esko Industries Ltd.

There is an increased focus on bearing lubrication in most paper mill production environments. Bearings are the heart of the machine and each unscheduled shutdown due to bearing failure is a...

Noria Corporation

In an ideal world, multiple components could be produced in a single piece, or coupled and installed in perfect alignment. However, in the real world, separate components must be brought together...

Carla Mangone, Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association

Gas to liquids (GTL) is a process for converting natural gas into synthetic oil, which can then be further processed into fuels and other hydrocarbon-based products. In the simplest of terms,...

Jose Reyes-Gavilan

The transportation segment of the lubricant industry gets all the buzz and glory associated with innovative lubricants, and it should. Much has been written about this sector of the market....

Ken Brown, Utility Service Associates

One of the most interesting synthetic base fluids is phosphate esters. It is the product of choice for the electrohydraulic control (EHC) system in steam turbines for electrical power...

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