Machinery Lubrication August 2011

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

One of the main disadvantages of using grease over oil is the annoying tendency of grease to cake and dry out. We all know that oil has a natural tendency to drain out of the grease thickener over...

Brendan Casey

I was recently asked by a hydraulic equipment owner who had just received a new asset to assist him in the development of a change-out strategy for the hydraulic pumps. I was told the hydraulic...

Noria Corporation

In the world of lubrication, there are many myths that surround certain practices or concepts that may be costing your organization hundreds or thousands of dollars. Some of the top myths are...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation Drew Troyer, Noria Corporation

Historically, users of oil analysis have relied almost exclusively on commercial oil analysis laboratories or oil suppliers to identify when a machine is in alarm. Realizing the limitations...

Robert Kasameyer

If you’re running one of the approximately 140 working refineries in the United States, the last thing you need is an unplanned shutdown. But a production standstill is exactly what is at risk if...

Rendela Wenzel, Eli Lilly and Company

One of the crucial roles of a reliability engineer is to develop and maintain a long-lasting and effective predictive and preventive maintenance program. The main expectations of this type of...

Stephen Leard is a lubrication specialist at Power Partners Inc. in Athens, Ga., a leading manufacturer of overhead distribution transformers, serving utility, industrial and commercial customers...

Gas turbines in the power industry and elsewhere are increasingly affected by operational and maintenance problems that can be directly linked to lube oil degradation issues. Sludge and varnish,...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Celebrating 10 years of serving the lubrication industry worldwide, the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is enjoying a special year in 2011. ICML now stands at more than 6,800...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

I’ve been asked recently if it were possible to just clean (filter) an oil, re-additize it and put it back in service. This begs an even better question – why do we have to change oil in the first...

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