Machinery Lubrication March 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

As head of Noria's failure investigation group, I've led many interesting studies in search of failure root causes and remedies. These include missile system failures, highway accidents, helicopter...

Noria Corporation

Even in the most simple production environments, there is usually a reason for selecting several different greases to account for varying operating conditions, similar to using different oils. But...

Brendan Casey

You may have conducted this experiment in school: Your science teacher gives you a plastic syringe. With the syringe full of air and the plunger retracted, she tells you to block the outlet with...

Noria Corporation

The majority of my time is spent teaching people how to improve reliability with world-class lubrication practices. Most of these professionals desire a world-class program but are simply...

The city of Nashville, Tenn. offers many reasons to visit a location filled with history, culture and southern attractions. And on May 20 through 22, 2008, you will have one more reason to enjoy the...

Noria Corporation

In a previous issue we published an article entitled "Choosing Between Synthetic Lubricants and Conventional Oils." In this article, the author did an excellent job explaining some of the potential...

Dennis Lauer, Klüber Lubrication

In the past, the lubrication requirements for a specific application could be satisfied by using general-purpose lubricants. Lubricant selection was typically based on experience and knowledge....

Jeffrey F. Messick, Lubrication Technology Inc. Nick Muzak, NM Engineered Solutions

Glaze-forming solid-film lubricant technology was originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the space shuttle program as a means of providing a journal...

Heinz P. Bloch, Process Machinery Consulting

Lube oil application flaws and contamination are two of the major causes of bearing failures in small steam turbines. Fortunately, modern bearing protector seals can be used to prevent the influx...

United Soybean Board

Soy-based lubricants offer an alternative to traditional petroleum-based oils and greases in the marketplace. With funding support from the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff, a U.S....

John Duchowski, HYDAC Technology Corporation

The complex nature of machinery in industrial environments requires sophisticated maintenance practices that continuously evolve to meet new application demands. In addition, new marketing...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

In a previous article published in the November 2007 issue of Machinery Lubrication, titled "Electric Motor Lubrication", I mentioned the use of acoustic monitoring as a feedback tool for refining...

Philip Rountree, Lyon Development Corp.

Recently, Lyon Labs has discovered a new lubrication technology that has outperformed conventional technology in a full-scale industrial application. This article describes the differences between...

Barbara Bellanti, Battenfeld Grease and Oil Corp.

The National Lubricating Grease Institute, the trade organization for the lubricating grease industry, turns 75 this year! Come help us celebrate at the 75th NLGI annual meeting at Colonial...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

In January 2001, almost exactly seven years to the day this article is being written, five oil analysis practitioners assembled together in Biloxi, Mississippi with a common objective: to test and...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Viscosity index, noun An arbitrary scale for lubricating oils that indicates the extent of variation in viscosity with variation of temperature. Improver, noun A person or thing that...