Machinery Lubrication November 2005

Featured Article

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Having spent nearly my entire career in the field of lubrication, I’ve become increasingly aware that for many companies, the practice of neglecting lubrication has become deeply engrained in...

Noria Corporation

By the time you read this column, football season will be well underway. While this may come to the dismay of some who aren’t football fans, there can be little doubt that football is truly...

Brendan Casey

Evidence gained through my many years working in the hydraulic repair industry suggests that the failure of maintenance personnel to follow proper procedures when re-commissioning hydraulic systems...

Noria Corporation

General housekeeping and machine cleanliness are commonly overlooked components of a contamination control program. This article explains how to develop a good housekeeping strategy and cont…

Donald Smolenski, General Motors

Improving a company’s environmental performance will be most successful when there is a good business case to do so. This strategy provides opportunities for significant cost savings while...

Eric Bevevino, Chevron

It’s doubtful that anyone working in less than pristine surroundings would be surprised to learn particle contaminants cause lubricant and hydraulic system deterioration. What may be surprising...

Ashley Mayer

Part of my job is to carry out benchmarking surveys at clients’ sites. This survey, referred to as the Lubrication Program Development Phase I, is a bird’s-eye view of the lubrication practices at...

Bill Gray, Paper Corp.

Photo courtesy of Fluke Corp. Bill Gray is an electrical maintenance reliability specialist at a paper mill in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Gray selected the Fluke Ti30 thermal imager on July...

Douglas Placek, RohMax

Every operations manager is challenged to find ways to reduce operating costs while improving productivity. This objective places an increasing strain on staff and equipment. Is it possible that...

Rey Marquez

Oil-Dri Corporation is a 64-year old company that manufactures absorptive and adsorptive materials at facilities in North America and England. Georgia (U.S.) has two processing plants for the...

Carolyn Boldt, Oil-Rite Corporation

A constant-level oiler is used to maintain the fluid level in a piece of equipment that naturally depletes fluid through use, wear, friction, misting or evaporation. As oil is depleted in...

Wayne Ferguson Tom Hiatt

In order to improve equipment reliability, one must understand the reasons why equipment can be unreliable. One reason for unreliable equipment is a poor lubrication program. Auditing a maintenance...

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