Machinery Lubrication July 2010

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

I get to chat with you through this column just six times a year, so there’s usually a ton of information that I wish to share/discuss/pontificate about and a limited amount of opportunity, time...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Jim Fitch describes some common, and a few not-so-common methods for reducing lubricant consumption and extending drain intervals.

Noria Corporation

Like most of the Noria technical team, I spend a considerable amount of time visiting many different types of plants. From pharmaceuticals to mining, food production to steel making, tire making to...

Drew Troyer

As a reliability engineer and MBA, I concluded early in my career that managing reliability in a manufacturing plant is approximately 80 percent engineering and 20 percent business management. Boy,...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

This Donatos pizza plant flushed all machines and converted the entire facility from synthetics to bio-based lubricants.

Brendan Casey

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure – and that’s catastrophic. One minute they’re working as...

Stephen Sumerlin, Noria Corporation

Specifying the right hydraulic oil for your system can have a big impact on component life. Following OEM specifications may not meet your applications demands.

Surapol Raadnui

Due to the increasing fineness of filter elements in high-precision machinery lubricating oil systems, monitoring of filter debris analysis (FDA) is gaining increased significance for the ea…

Michael Malpezzi

The oil storage room at the Elrama Generating Station in Elrama, Pa., was located in a separate building specifically made to house the oil at the plant (Figure 1). Oil drums were stocked on racks,...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

It is standard practice in the field of personnel certification to outline qualification requirements as part of the certification process. In addition to such qualification requirements, there...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Vibration analysis, when properly done, allows you to evaluate the health of equipment. By finding inherent failures before they become catastrophic, maintenance personnel can minimize unplanned...

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