Machinery Lubrication March 2011

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The practice of transferring suspended particles to the surface of a membrane for analysis has been around for decades. It is perhaps the earliest method for inspecting solid contaminants and wear...

Drew Troyer

Oil analysis and vibration analysis are natural partners for machine condition monitoring. This, unfortunately, hasn’t always been the perception. In the early days of the modern condition...

Stephen Sumerlin

For a complete and proper lubrication program to work effectively and provide the most return on investment, the entire gamut of lubrication must be considered, ranging from receiving to...

Brendan Casey

In a condition-based maintenance environment, the decision to change out a hydraulic pump or motor is usually based on remaining bearing life or deteriorating efficiency, whichever occurs...

John Adam, a mechanic at the ConAgra facility in Milton., Pa., is leading the lubrication team at his plant. He began his career in maintenance in the early 1980s after leaving the United States...

Jodie Prieto-Salazar, a Quality Tech with ConAgra, has been with the company for almost four years and is currently working toward becoming a Quality Tech II. She, along with her other co-workers,...

Ashley Mayer

An important aspect of oil analysis is being able to produce machine-by-machine test slates which serve the performance requirements of the assets under the user’s control. There is no single oil...

Jeff Billington, Noria Corporation

For Scotty Lippert of Clopay Plastics in Augusta, Ky., a reliable and trustworthy vendor is a valuable asset for his company, just as it is to any other industry. But when a company puts in place...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Maintenance practitioners in the Philippines now have the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and learn best practices in their very place of belonging - catering specific for the practitioners...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Early automotive engines didn’t use any kind of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t until a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 for their product the “pure oil later”...

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