Machinery Lubrication February 2013

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Noria Corporation

Many gears can be affected by a phenomenon known as micropitting. This condition is seen when microscopic cracks form on gears and through time and stress result in microscopic pits. These pits...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

Oil analysis is perhaps one of the best tools in your arsenal when it comes to determining the health of a machine. The data in the oil not only holds the key to the health of the lubricant but...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I remember my first day at a new job in 1981. This is the job that launched me into a 32-year career in lubrication. My first assignment was to conduct a telephone survey of industry professionals...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

In my trips to various plants over the last year or so, I’ve noticed a silent movement toward contractor-based lubrication. Although not many people are talking about it, I would venture to say...

Heinz P. Bloch

The overwhelming majority of process pumps in industry comply with the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the American Petroleum Industry (API). However, neither of...

Noria Corporation Pete Oviedo, Noria Corporation

When I teach a Fundamentals of Machinery Lubrication course, what motivates me is seeing the “light bulb” turn on for my students. This usually is followed by them acknowledging that perhaps there...

Brendan Casey

One of my earliest mentors taught me there are essentially two types of business activity: present bank and future bank. In other words, there is activity that generates revenue this month or...

Steffen Bots, OELCHECK GmbH

Taking oil samples on a regular basis as part of a maintenance strategy has become state of the art. Oils are tested with regards to their condition, possible contamination and wear. Laboratory...

Gustavo Sabogal, SKF

Lubrication is an essential part of machinery maintenance for nearly every production facility. On average, lubricant purchases amount to only 3 percent of a maintenance budget, but...

Noria Corporation

When Graphic Packaging International wanted to change its lubrication practices at its plant in Marion, Ohio, it turned to Randy Lane. Even though he had only been with the company for just a...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) celebrated another highly successful year in 2012, significantly expanding its presence in the Middle East by initiating exams in several...

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