Machinery Lubrication December 2015

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Tina Dasbach Theodore W. Selby

While most engine oils are made to acceptable standards, their general and specific qualities can vary widely. Poor-quality engine oils are often put on the market due to ignorance or greed.…

Machinery Lubrication recently issued its annual Lube Room Challenge for readers to submit exceptional lube rooms that incorporate best-practice features. A number of readers were proud to s…

Al Smiley, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

What do you normally cover in your plant’s safety meetings? Personal protective equipment, chain guards, safety harnesses and lockout-tagout procedures are common topics. When was the last t…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Industry rides on a film of oil. The oil’s viscosity bears the load and defines the extent of clearance achieved between working surfaces. Sometimes that clearance is thick and bountiful, an…

Jeremy Wright

Champions greatly reduce the likelihood of a project’s failure. They are on the front lines and in direct communication with the entire team at all times. In essence, they are the guardians …

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

Compressors are very sensitive components that must be properly lubricated in order for them to achieve a long service life. The lubricant not only must be able to lubricate all the parts in…

Suzy Hitchcock, ICML

The impact of improper lubrication in equipment failure should be of no surprise to Machinery Lubrication readers, yet lubrication departments are not always highly regarded within a mainten…

Loren Green, Noria Corporation

A number of compounds are used to modify a lubricant’s coefficient of friction. These are known collectively as friction modifiers. They are designed to change the amount of energy needed to…

When Jeffrey Evans was awarded the lubrication technician position at the Trinity River Lumber Co., he had little knowledge of what he would be doing. He received no formal training, nor was…

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