Machinery Lubrication March 2009

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, two fellow writers from my home state of Wisconsin, recently published a book titled “100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Just like lubricants, filters have a life expectancy, and it’s not indefinite. Users should be aware that there are certain operating conditions that can abruptly alter a filter’s performance and...

Noria Corporation

Even in today’s economically bleak time, Toyota is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading manufacturing organizations, and with good reason. Compared with their industry peers, Toyota and,...

Drew Troyer

Most reliability deployment systems are heavily focused on equipment-related problems. Indeed, this is because most of these initiatives are driven by the maintenance organization. However, in my...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

MillerCoors knows more than a thing or two about brewing beer. That comes through a collective 627 years in the brewing industry. MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson...

Martin Williamson, KEW Engineering Ltd.

Mesh blockage often gets overlooked as a particle monitoring technique. Several articles have identified mesh blockage (or pore blockage) in its more successful role: dealing with the problematic...

Brendan Casey

Constant progress is part of life. We may rail against it at times, but we can’t stop it. And, it manifests itself in many different ways. In engineering, we’ve grown accustomed to machines and...

Ashley Mayer

Common perceptions at many plants are that “oil is oil” and “grease is grease”. If that is the attitude that prevails at your plant, there could be some expensive damage, or much worse, just...

Noria Corporation

There are plenty of potential benefits to using synthetic oil vs. mineral oil, but that doesn’t mean that synthetics are necessarily better. In order to get value from using a higher-priced …

Featured ML reader: Bob Pratt Employer: DTE Energy Job title: Staff engineering technician/lubrication at the St. Clair Power Plant in St. Clair, Mich. How many years have you been at this...

Featured ML reader: Troy Rooney Employer: Cargill Length of service with company: 12 years Title: Lubrication technician at the company’s grain processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa. Where...

William Kersey

The 2009 National Lubricating Grease Institute annual meeting will be held June 13-16 at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Located at the foot of the Catalina Mountains, this site...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Especially in today’s world, where it seems as if the “bad” examples receive all the attention and recognition, it is more important than ever to identify and recognize good examples to be...

Noria Corporation

If you were to ask someone how he or she defines quality, that person may very well stumble to articulate an appropriate answer that captures the essence of the general meaning. Quality, or at...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Today, several technologies exist for the relubrication of machine components. A grease gun is one of the most common. The purpose of the grease gun is to apply lubricant through an orifice to a...

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