Machinery Lubrication May 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Indeed it’s hard to justify spending time and money on things that aren’t yet broken when your maintenance staff is hog-tied, fixing the things that have broken. When breakdowns occur . . ....

Drew Troyer

"The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way." -Bertrand Russell When a machine fails, evidence of the failure is...

Phil Ramsey

Published in a recent issue of Car Craft magazine was an article about Valvoline’s new 0W-30 motor oil. That’s right, 0W-30 oil, zero viscosity! The article discussed the pros and cons of this...

Jerry Honeycutt, Tennessee Valley Authority

Overgreasing rolling element bearings in motors has been an industry problem for several years. More motors have bearing failures due to overgreasing than from undergreasing. For the nuclear power...

Noria Corporation Analysts

T here are many criteria to consider when selecting a high-temperature grease for hot, grease-lubricated equipment. The selection must include consideration of oil type and viscosity, oil...

M any paper mills have lubrication and hydraulic systems that, it would seem, have been constructed over time by several committees with no common goals or objectives. Needless to say,...

Luis F. Rizo, Elfer Inc.

In the petrochemical industry, bearing faults drive the majority of repair events for motors, pumps and compressors. In a study performed at 12 petrochemical plants, the data showed that...

G.E. Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates LLC Roland J. Bishop, Dow Chemical Company

Natural gas is widely used to heat homes, generate electricity and as a basic material used in the manufacture of many types of chemicals. Natural gas, like petroleum oil, is found in large...

Gary Latham, Algoma Steel Inc.

M any incorrect assumptions exist with regard to the greasing of bearings. By incorporating new “listening device” technology developed by Ultra-Lube, which signals when a bearing requires...

Ryan Smith, Deeter Foundry

Deeter Foundry, located in Lincoln, Neb., produces gray iron castings used in manhole frames and covers, storm sewer inlet frames, grates and curbs, trench grating and tree grates. The foundry...

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