Machinery Lubrication July 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

It seems counterintuitive that lubricants selected to optimize wear control may not be optimum when it comes to energy conservation. In fact, in view of today’s growing pressure to reduce...

Drew Troyer

Any pursuit intended to produce excellence needs a performance metric - machinery lubrication is no exception. Industry needs a metric that wholly measures the organization’s effectiveness at...

Phil Ramsey

One quote I’ve seen lately in the field of automotive lubrication is “. . . due to tighter manufacturing tolerances . . .”. In this magazine and others, I have seen this phrase appear in...

Jim Girard, Lubriplate Lubricants Div., Fiske Brothers Refining Co.

For many years, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Division (USDA/FSIS) reviewed the formulations of maintenance and operating chemicals, including...

E. C. Fitch, Tribolics, Inc.

Fluid temperature stability is essential to the success of mechanical systems. All hydraulic and lubricating fluids have practical limits on the acceptable operating temperature range - both…

Dr. Josiah Knight The 57th annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) was held May 19-23, 2002 in...

Jane Muller, Geartech Robert Errichello, Geartech

The Importance of Clean Oil Researchers from London’s Imperial College, Sayles and Macpherson1, showed rolling element bearing life can be increased up to seven times by changing from a 40-mm...

Steve Cartwright, LubriSource, Inc.

The art of lubricant application has evolved considerably since their invention. Early grease products, probably made from animal fat and lime, were likely applied by hand - to the maximum extent...

Tim Atkin, SFR

I am not a maintenance guru, but rather a business person who has recognized the importance of total productive maintenance (TPM). More significantly, I have seen the sites that have not...

Jeffrey E. Turner, Lubrication Engineers, Inc. Christopher Barnes, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Wire rope forms an important part of many machines and structures. It is comprised of continuous wire strands wound around a central core. There are many kinds of wire rope designed for...

R. Suzuki, Opus System, Inc. Y. Tanaka, Hosei University G.E. Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates LLC

Fluid aeration can cause numerous problems in a hydraulic and lubrication oil system including: unacceptable noise, poor component response due to spongy behavior of aerated fluids, cavitation...

The Filter Manufacturers Council (FMC) is comprised of 23 companies that manufacture a majority of the roughly 420 million oil filters sold annually in the United States. FMC has...

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