Machinery Lubrication February 2014

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Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Every certification from the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is hard-earned. Before becoming certified, candidates must meet both experience and training requirements, as...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

When a machine is first put into service, there is a period of time known as the “break-in” period. During this time, the machine creates wear debris as components begin their initial motion. While...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Early detection means frequent detection. While daily one-minute visual inspections have been discussed previously in Machinery Lubrication magazine, many questions remain, including where and how...

Jeremy Wright

In my primary role with Noria, I travel around the globe designing lubrication programs and conducting failure investigations for some of the world’s largest companies. On average, I’m in a new...

Jerry Shew, Alemite

All machinery must be lubricated to ensure smooth operation and to maximize equipment life. From manufacturing to farming to wind energy applications, grease guns are one of the most common...

Noria Corporation

While traveling and teaching lubrication fundamentals courses at various facilities across the country, I am constantly reminded of the misconceptions that are rampant in our industry. Recently, I...

Brian Kromer, Step2Compliance Karrie Williams, TestOil

For many people, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations are difficult to comprehend because of the terminology that is used. For example, internal combustion engines (ICE) and...

Susan Benes, FEI

Many of the methodologies existing today for oil testing provide only one key parameter of diagnostic information such as particle size or chemical composition. While a single parameter can offer...

Dr. Anoop Kumar, Royal Manufacturing

It’s hard to imagine a machine operating without grease in it, as the majority of dynamic machine operations run on bearings, which need grease for lubrication.

Noria Corporation

Name: Mike McLagan Age: 45 Title: Plant Reliability Machinery Lubrication Technician Years of Service: 19 years Company: Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

The decision to perform oil sampling can be difficult. You must consider whether to spend the extra time to take a sample and the extra money for oil analysis. Once the decision is made, it is...

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