Machinery Lubrication December 2014

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Alejandro Meza, Noria Corporation

How effective is your oil analysis program? To determine the answer, it is necessary to conduct a self-assessment of your program’s design and management. Many oil analysis programs have limited...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubricant procurement is not the largest expenditure in a typical maintenance budget. However, it is viewed as a real, tangible expense that is frequently targeted for cost reduction. When it...

Noria Corporation

Today, there are many different lubrication roles. A simple search on a job-posting site will reveal a number of companies looking to fill the void in their programs which has resulted from …

As part of its annual Lube Room Challenge, Machinery Lubrication once again asked readers to submit exceptional lube rooms that incorporate best-practice features. Several readers were proud...

John Martinez, Tate and Lyle

Root cause analysis is an important component to any maintenance department. Its goal is to eliminate the source of equipment failures, not simply the symptoms, in order to prevent those...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

While many people may be familiar with particle counters and the techniques for measuring moisture in an oil sample, few are aware of the methods for assessing the amount of air in oil or even that...

Elizabeth Nelson, Analysts Inc.

Almost everyone knows how important a properly maintained lubrication system is to optimum engine health, but what most people don’t understand is that engine coolant and the cooling system are...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

Particle contamination is known to cause countless machine failures. One of the best tools to measure and understand this root cause is particle counting. Few facilities utilize the power of...

With more than 60,000 gallons of bulk lubricants and 1 million gallons of bulk diesel fuel to monitor, the oil analysts at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine (NARM) must be experts...

Suzy Hitchcock, ICML

As a global leader in hygiene and healthcare products with plants in the United States, Germany and Brazil, Clopay Plastics remains a prime example of long-term championing of machinery lubrication...

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