Machinery Lubrication September 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We are all familiar with blood clotting and its role in constricting blood flow after injury. Clotting depends on the coagulation of platelets and blood cells aided by fibrin molecules to trap and...

Noria Corporation

I recently found myself leading a maintainability workshop at a food processing and packaging plant. My mandate was to guide a team of designers, maintenance leaders and reliability engineers...

Brendan Casey

My wife often asks me why I still do consulting work. She wonders why I happily leave the comfort of my office to crawl all over hot, dirty, smelly hydraulic equipment. For starters, I actually...

Noria Corporation

When we think of contamination in lubricated systems, we often focus on particle and water contamination. The fact of the matter is that there are many other contaminants we should consider and...

Duck Young Cho, Solge Company

This article investigates an air breather installed on the oil reservoir for lubricating a gearbox and discusses its capacity to capture the oil fog generating from the reservoir. The author...

John Gobert

In 2000, I was asked to take a position in a lubrication program that the rotating equipment reliability (RER) group of my company wanted to start. My background included 30 years as a machinist,...

Martin Williamson, KEW Engineering Ltd.

If you are preaching reliability, you have to practice reliability, too. That may seem simplistic and a bit obvious, but in the quest to promote reliability for the benefit of others, it is easy to...

Heinz P. Bloch, Process Machinery Consulting

Last year, I traveled with my wife to Disneyworld in Florida. We spent a week avoiding winter weather in Iowa - a vacation for ourselves this time, not tied to the grandkids. Of course we love our...

Paul Jarvis, Oilkleen International Inc. Don Thompson, Oilkleen International Inc.

This article presents, in layman's terms, information regarding a high-speed electrostatic kidney-loop system, designed to remove submicron particles and other foreign matter (varnish) from...

Bill Guynes, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Southern Champion Tray Company is a manufacturer and printer of food containers. The firm was motivated to change its oil analysis and lubricant management programs after company personnel were...

Allan Jemi-Alade, Afton Chemical Corporation

The clock is ticking down for North American companies that export chemicals to the European Union (EU). The six-month window for the preregistration phase of the REACH chemical control legislation...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

There has been much discussion in the industry lately regarding the upcoming ISO 18436 standard series on training and certification of condition monitoring (CM) personnel. Many managers are...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

In most slow, highly loaded, geared applications, there exists a lubricating condition that is typical for most failures due to adhesive wear. This condition is known as a boundary condition. In a...

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