Machinery Lubrication June 2013

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Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Nissan North America’s stamping plant in Smyrna, Tenn., has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) John R. Battle Award for excellence in...

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

This is the second part of a series of “anatomy” lessons within Machinery Lubrication. In this issue, the oil filter will be examined to uncover its functional and performance characteristics....

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

In lubricants, water is the second most destructive contaminant behind particles. It causes issues such as rust and decreased load-carrying capacity (film strength) in oil and also leads to...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Most oil samples are taken based on a fixed schedule. For large, stationary rotating equipment, monthly or bi-monthly samples are common. Proactive maintenance programs depend on regular checks for...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

I must confess that I’m not the best salesman. Most of my peers in maintenance and reliability have many of the same character traits. The things that make us good at what we do are not to our...

Piet Hoffman, Kumba Iron Ore

Extending oil drain intervals in off-highway engines and machines can be challenging. Dirt ingress and coolant leaks occur more frequently, and at times oil drain intervals are established to...

Loren Green, Noria Corporation

Transformer oils serve several functions. They provide dielectric strength, protect the solid insulation and facilitate heat transfer. Perhaps most importantly, they also offer a way to determine...

Francesc Alomar Belmonte, Lubrizol

Hydraulic equipment owners and operators expect superior performance from their investment. When it comes to their business, they are looking for the three “E”s: economy, efficiency and...

During his 35-year career with Sundt Construction, Al Allen has seen almost everything there is to see in regards to lubrication. He spent 22 years on his company’s lube truck, servicing Sundt’s...

Greg Cober, Boston Gear

The right-angle worm gearbox is a simple device that is used widely in manufacturing facilities. Like nearly all gears, enclosed worm gear drives require proper lubrication in the appropriate...

Noria Corporation

An expanded exhibit hall, additional learning sessions and increased attendance were among the highlights of Noria Corporation’s 14th annual Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition held April...

Michael Lindner, OELCHECK GmbH

Electric conductivity is a measure of a fluid’s electrostatic chargeability. It usually is expressed in picosiemens per meter (pS/m). In addition to the type of fluid, conductivity also depends on...

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