Machinery Lubrication July 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

By now, most lubrication professionals are keenly aware of the reliability gains associated with contamination control. Those who have traveled down this road know that clean and dry lubricants...

Drew Troyer

“Think locally, act globally.” - Rene Jules Dubos (1980) I am proud to be a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP). The certification is offered by the certifying...

Brendan Casey

Troubleshooting hydraulic systems can be a complex exercise. It involves a lot of science and sometimes, a bit of art. Incorrect diagnosis prolongs downtime and can result in the unnecessary repair...

Phil Ramsey

The rationing of gasoline in World War II was not to save gasoline, because we had enough to wage the war, but it was designed to save tires. Tires back then were made primarily from natural...

Lloyd Leugner, Maintenance Technology International, Inc.

Much has been said and written about biodegradable lubricants for the past several years. Manufacturers and blenders of these products promote biodegradables for use based on the importance of...

John Duchowski, Pall Corporation Kelly Collins, Pall Corporation

To meet the economic pressures of increased profit and reduced operating costs, industrial manufacturers are putting greater demands on the hydraulic and lubricating systems that represent the...

Anderol

Determining Wear Atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) through the methods of rotating disc electrode (RDE), inductively coupled plasma (ICP) or...

John Kurosky, Anderol

Contemplating a switch of grease products, due to poor performance or process change, brings to light the critical issue of compatibility. Before implementing a new product, plant and...

Gordon Grimstad, Grimstad, Inc. Chris Grimstad, Grimstad, Inc.

Operators and managers often overlook the critical role played by lube-oil reservoirs that support rotating machinery, hydraulics and mechanical power transmissions. Often viewed as lifeless...

Dwayne Jenkins, O’Rourke Petroleum

Your Distributor Plays a Crucial Role in Ensuring That the Oil You Receive Has the Quality You Paid For When a power plant in Texas ran low on turbine oil, the operation’s night crew...

Noria Corporation

Hugh Lundin, Noria, UK Although Machinery Lubrication is a global magazine, and much of lubricant technology is indeed...

Blaine Ballentine, Central Petroleum Company

Conventional wisdom states that engine oils that increase fuel economy allow less friction and prolong engine life. The purpose of this article is to challenge conventional wisdom, particula…

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