Machinery Lubrication March 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

To me, the answer to this question is sweepingly simple. Lubricants are formulated by humans. They are blended by humans. They are inspected by humans. They are transported and packaged by...

Drew Troyer

"Money alone sets the world in motion." -Plubius Syrus (42 B.C.) In today’s tumultuous stock market, building share price is the primary concern for managers and shareholders of...

Phil Ramsey

My toolbox is no longer full of merely tools. Many of the items in my box are not tools, but rather instruments. In an age of diagnostics, people expect me to plug a little magic box into...

Gerard Schram, SKF

Selecting the correct lubricant for a particular bearing is a crucial step for rolling element bearing longevity. Knowledge of greases and oils in association with bearing operation is...

Philip Johnson, Donaldson Company, Inc.

The most important features of a product are often below the surface. Would a race car enthusiast even think of buying a car without getting a good look at the engine? Of course not!...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

A lubrication program is a critical aspect of machinery health management. No one questions the direct relationship between good lubrication practices and long machine life. This fact is...

Virgil Rexwinkle, Analysts

In November 2000 our plant added lubrication to its reliability enhancement program. I was assigned the responsibility to develop the comprehensive lubrication program and determine a time...

Noria Corporation

Question: What do you get when you mix half a bottle of oil, a popular aftermarket engine oil additive and water? Answer: Trouble - if that is not how the additive is supposed to be used! One...

Mark Reaves

Until recently, leaks were considered to be inherent to industrial hydraulic systems. Sealing technologies developed for reliable aviation and mobile hydraulic systems are now finding their...

Chevron Global Lubricants Chevron Global Lubricants Chevron Global Lubricants

From its humble beginnings more than 3,000 years ago, lubrication technology has seen many phases of evolution. As it continues to evolve at an ever-increasing rate, base oil performance is making...