Machinery Lubrication September 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Why is it that some machines seem to last forever and others need to be replaced or repaired quickly? Learn what causes machines to wear and how to make them last longer.

Drew Troyer

Grease a bearing, change the oil, decontaminate a system, change a filter . . . why do we perform these tasks, commonly called preventive maintenance or PMs and what drives the frequency with which...

Phil Ramsey

It is hurricane season along the Gulf Coast and I am presently down to one car. In the event of evacuation, coastal residents desire more than one personal vehicle to carry out precious items such...

G.E. Totten, G.E. Totten & Associates LLC Roland J. Bishop, Dow Chemical Company

Compressors are engineered in a variety of types and configurations. The final design selection depends on numerous factors. Gas type and required pressure are significant factors on both...

Brad Rake, Trico Corporation

It is well-known that the low-cost way to solve a problem is to avoid it in the first place. This is certainly an option for many lubrication-related problems in industry. All that is required is a...

Deirdra Barr, Ethyl Petroleum Additives Ltd.

Wind turbines have been used in one form or another for the last 7,000 years. Versions of wind turbine-generated power helped early Egyptians propel cargo vessels along the Nile River. Wind...

Alan J. Heckler, PhyMet Inc.

The traditional method for lubricating ball and roller bearings is with grease and oils. These lubricants can be messy, causing significant housekeeping problems and requiring periodic maintenance...

Abbas Vijlee, Schroeder Industries Gus Schroeder, Schroeder Industries

Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t sufficiently clean a system even though you specified the best filter housing and media to do the job? Have you ever observed equipment running smoothly over...

Filter Manufacturers Council

When a collapsed center tube or element is discovered, the natural tendency is to assume something is wrong with the filter (Figure 1). This is generally not the case, but instead is a...

Martin Williamson

With few exceptions, the one thing that oil-lubricated machines have in common is a sump or reservoir. Regardless of its size, shape and capacity, several maintenance practices would be prescribed...

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