Machinery Lubrication August 2015

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Brian Thorp, Seminole Electric

Perhaps your facility has a well-established oil analysis program that is providing great results, but are you utilizing all of the information available in the reports? If everything in a r…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Like most reliability decisions, being wise in selecting machines to include in an oil analysis program requires a strategy of precision and optimization. This selection is a critical attrib…

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a versatile tool used to detect common contaminants, lube degradation byproducts and additives within lubricating oils. It has become a wide…

Dave Tiffany, Pioneer Engineering

When the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, purchased new planetary gearboxes for its wastewater sludge dewatering centrifuges, it decided to implement a proactive used oil analysis maintenance…

David Kintner Jr., Leprino Foods

The hardest part of starting a reliability program is freeing up time to work on proactive tasks. The maintenance department at Leprino Foods spent most of its time repairing broken equipmen…

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

Most industrial facilities have bearings that rotate faster than normal processing equipment. When it comes to lubricating these pieces of equipment, not all lubricants behave the same way. …

Suzy Hitchcock, ICML

Increasingly, managers are looking to third-party organizations to verify that their staff members are competent and ready to perform in the roles to which they are assigned. This is largely…

Michael C. Brown, Noria Corporation

Reclaiming and recycling used oil offers many benefits, such as increased machine reliability, considerable cost savings on oils, less time spent on oil change-outs, reduced environmental co…

In 2009, when Cargill Deicing Technology offered Chars Boles a maintenance support position which included machinery lubrication, he quickly accepted because it sounded like something he wou…

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