Machinery Lubrication September 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Anybody who has been in the lubrication field for at least a couple of years has likely been badgered by problems relating to air contamination. Indeed, aeration and foam present many serious...

Noria Corporation

To those who are beginning the quest for knowledge in oil analysis and machinery lubrication, learning and comprehending terms, concepts and facts that seem like a foreign language can be a major...

Brendan Casey

One of the attendees of a seminar I presented, a maintenance manager for a large open-cut mining operation, recently mentioned he was considering upgrading the filtration on a fleet of hydraulic...

As a seminar presenter on the topic of machinery lubrication, much of my time is spent instructing people on how to develop and maintain a world-class lubrication program. In addition to discussing...

Tom Hiatt Wayne Ferguson

The examples presented in this article revolve around the idea that by elevating the status of lubrication personnel, an area can increase the reliability of its equipment. This can be accomplished...

United Soybean Board

Using plant-derived oils like soybean oil as a form of lubrication is nothing new to companies that operate and maintain machinery. The idea of using soy as a replacement for petroleum has been...

Stuart Jagger, Health and Safety Laboratory Andrew Nicol, Health and Safety Laboratory Aubrey Thyer, Health and Safety Laboratory

Hydraulic and related fluids are used in a wide range of industrial situations where prevention of fire is critical. Of particular concern are systems used in tunneling and mining. A number of...

Steve Anderson, Y2K Fluid Power, Inc.

We are becoming increasingly concerned with contamination (particles and moisture) of equipment and the need to set cleanliness standards for our oils to achieve better equipment reliability....

Anna Sundaram, VAP Australia Pty Ltd.

I received a phone call from a paper mill. Maintenance staff of that mill were interested in trying to save a gearbox running at 170°C and operate in survival mode until the next scheduled...

Philip Rountree, Lyon Development Corp.

During the past few years, three factors have caused us to reexamine the accepted theories and generalizations regarding lubrication. First, it has been established that wear and friction are...

Cartridge Grease Gun Refilling May Have Safety Risks In the Expert Advice feature of the May 2007 issue, we published a tip submitted by a reader on eliminating cartridge changes with grease guns by...

Francisco J. Gonzalez, Enterprise Products

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded energy partnerships with an enterprise value of more than $14 billion, and a leading North American provider of midstream...

Chuck Coe, NLGI

Grease cleanliness is a common topic of discussion among grease suppliers, bearing manufacturers and end users, all of whom tend to hold strong opinions on the subject. Numerous technical papers as...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is offering the exam for Level II Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT II). Get Certified The purpose of this certification is to verify...

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