Machinery Lubrication September 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

This is Part Three of a four-part series on flushing. Part One (May-June issue of Machinery Lubrication) addressed the topic of when to perform a flush and the possible consequences of...

Drew Troyer

“Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.” - Samuel Johnson In the past, I have spoken out...

Brendan Casey

Hydraulic pumps convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. A high-performance piston pump can convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy with an efficiency of 92 percent. If the pump...

Phil Ramsey

The customers in my shop, as well as many readers of Machinery Lubrication magazine have asked for guidance when deciding whether to use petroleum (mineral-based) or synthetic oil in their...

Sibtain Hamid, Santotrac Fluids

Early theories assumed that metal-to-metal contact was the mechanism that transmitted force in rolling contact, with the lubricant acting primarily as a coolant. But experimental measurements of...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Service stations, fleet maintenance facilities and quick-lube businesses that generate and handle used oil need to know the “good housekeeping” requirements for used oil handlers. This article...

Robert Scott

Natural gas engines (NGE) are commonly used to power natural gas compressors, standby electric generators, fire water and irrigation pumps and are increasingly being used to power primary...

Bruce T. Kuhnell, Monash University

This article summarizes the author’s findings on wear in rolling element bearings and gears. The work disovered that surface cracks can result in pitting only; subsurface cracks result in spalling;...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

A lot can happen to the lubricant between bulk delivery and dispensing to the machine application. Employing some general recommended practices for the storage and handling of bulk lubricant…

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