Machinery Lubrication August 2016

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Al Smiley, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

When a machine is down, the supervisor, mechanic or electrician is going to do whatever is necessary to get the machine back online in the shortest amount of time. By making sure these top f…

Saul Cizek, Upper Occoquan Service Authority

The Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA) is an advanced wastewater treatment plant near Washington, D.C.
 Approximately 15 years ago, UOSA management determined that it was imperative to …

Thomas L. Lantz

Preventive maintenance methods are often promoted but rarely put into practice. This article will attempt to encourage a paradigm shift in maintenance thinking with prevention driving most o…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Inspection, in its most basic form, has been around forever. However, like most things in life, what you get out of an activity depends entirely on what you put in. This column is about radi…

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

When manufacturing organizations launch initiatives for enhanced reliability through lubrication, there’s often one main driver behind their decision - money. However, there are many reasons…

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

The formation of foam is a common problem with lubricants. For this reason, lubricants are formulated with certain additives known as anti-foam agents or defoamants. As system cleanliness be…

Hugh Edmondson

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) offers a number of certification exams within the field of machinery lubrication. All of its exam banks are continually evaluated f…

Alejandro Meza, Noria Corporation

Turbomachinery is synonymous with highly productive equipment, high costs and high volumes of lubricant usage. For this reason, lubricant contamination control is critical for the reliable o…

Noria Corporation

Jason Greear’s career at Nissan North America began in the production department. However, he soon moved into mechanical maintenance as a lube technician while continuing to learn about lubr…

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