Machinery Lubrication December 2016

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Machinery Lubrication’s Lube Room Challenge was truly an international affair in 2016, with submissions from Argentina, Canada, India, Korea, Poland, Russia and the United States. The annual…

Al Smiley, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

Often the only tests and actions performed on a hydraulic system involve changing the filters, sampling the oil and checking the oil level. As long as the system is operating, the mentality …

Bryan Johnson, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Certain oil analysis tests have been found to be biased by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Discover why caution is required to avoid contact with all but incidental light when handling o…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Your total productive maintenance (TPM) program is no better than the inspection program on which it depends. When inspection improves, so too will TPM and the cascading benefits that result…

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

In some applications, it is nearly impossible for oil to remain fluid at all ambient temperatures. In these situations, the use of an oil heater is recommended. However, there are several th…

Alejandro Meza, Noria Corporation

Modern industry has many processes that require machines to operate at high temperatures. These applications demand special lubricants that can handle extreme operating temperatures by maint…

Although Dr. Nathan Wright has served as the maintenance manager for Continental Building Products for less than a year, he brings 34 years of experience to his job with the world’s largest …

Rich Wurzbach, MRG Labs

Many oil analysis laboratories are taking the appropriate steps to ensure quality data. The training and certification process of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s Labora…

Michael C. Brown, Noria Corporation

There are major differences between passenger car motor oil (PCMO) and heavy-duty diesel oil, with the primary one being their additive packages. Learn why you do not want to mix up these en…

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