Machinery Lubrication May 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I have learned that excellence in lubrication is just as difficult to realize as it is rare to find. The reasons for this are many. One simple explanation is the field of lubrication is a specialty...

Drew Troyer

We change a lot of oil in our plants, mills, mines and factories. What are we doing to change our lubrication culture? In their book Learning to Fly, Collison and Parcell, employees of British...

Phil Ramsey

Could this be you? You’ve refinanced your house with the lower interest rates, bought that brand new SUV with near-zero interest, and with all the money you have saved - you are planning the...

Heinz P. Bloch

A compressor is a type of machine that elevates the pressure of a compressible process fluid, typically air, or a host of other gases.

Gregory LaVallee, Donaldson Company, Inc. Philip Johnson, Donaldson Company, Inc.

Standard hydraulic, lube and fuel test procedures do not always reflect real-world filter performance. Laboratory tests have shown that when vibrations and unsteady or cyclic flow conditions are...

Deirdra Barr, Ethyl Petroleum Additives Ltd.

Hydraulic systems are old technology. This statement is true, to a degree. The field of hydraulics cannot be measured in decades, or even centuries. In fact, the basic principles appear to...

Darren J. Lesinski, Anderol Michael J. Raab, Anderol

Gaining Peace of Mind While Increasing Safety and Efficiency In Your Food Plant There are many things to think about when running a food-manufacturing business, and concern over...

Bob Bolt, Bolt and Associates Chesley Brown, Texas Utilities Mike Pugh, EPRI

There are many occasions where an oil designed to lubricate a machine surface will not stay in place long enough to efficiently perform its key responsibility. For those occasions, manufacturers...

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The first part of this series discussed the early history of lubricant base oils through the early 1950s. Here, in Part 2, we review modern base oil technologies and describe how modern...

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