Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication March April 2014

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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50 | March - April 2014 | ML Find more great articles and content from Machinery Lubri- cation magazine online. From Web exclusives and industr y news to videos, white papers, buyer's guides and more, ever y- thing that relates to machiner y lubrication is available now at w w w.Machiner Eliminate Conditions That Cause Foaming Foam may result when air is entrained in oil and thoroughly mixed with it by agitation and churning. A certain amount of foam is always formed in a turbine circulation system, but with correct oil in service, the foam breaks up readily so that normally there is only a very thin layer spread over the surface of the oil in the reservoir. Discover what happens when excessive foam accumulates in a system and how to break up any foam that forms by reading this article on the ML site. How to Load a Grease Gun This video demon- strates that while grease guns are an integral part of proper machine lubrication, they are also capable of inflicting damage and injury if used incorrectly. If you don't know how to load a grease gun, it can become a safety risk to both the lubrication tech- nician and the machine. Access this 2-minute, 1-second video at How Grease Fittings Work This video explains why it is essential to understand proper grease gun operation for bearing and machine reliability. Learn how a zerk grease fitting works, what to do if it begins to leak and when it should be removed and replaced with a new fitting. Access this 1-minute, 44-second video at Safely Extending PM Intervals There are many methods for safely extending preventive maintenance (PM) inter- vals. Each depends on the exact PM task you are trying to extend, but at the core of most is oil analysis. Read this article on the ML site to under- stand why there is always a risk associated when extending these ser vice inter vals but that it can be mitigated somewhat with careful planning and a solid oil analysis program. Factors to Consider Before an Oil Flush A proper oil flush is very important to the health and reliability of a machine and should always be done with the sensitivity of the machine's components in mind. A flush generally means the internal cleaning of a machine with the use of a fluid as the cleaning medium. While this sounds like a simple task to accomplish, prob- lems can arise, and you should be prepared for them. Find this article on the ML site to learn the factors to consider when beginning a flushing project. nOw On Featured White Papers is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrication-related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • A Portable Kinematic Oil Analysis Solution for Field-based Users • Measurement Types in Machinery Monitoring • New Oil Filtration • Understanding Oil Analysis — How It can Improve Reliability of Wind Turbine Gearboxes • 10 Key Steps to a Successful CMMS Implementation • Soft Foot: Causes, Characteristics and Solutions Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.MachineryLubri- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. 50% of lubrication professionals use oil mist to lubricate equipment at their plant, according to a recent survey at "The information from this course could save my company as much as $ 20,000 in monthly oil costs." - Jeff Smith, Maintenance Planner, Mueller Copper Tubes Learn Precision Lubrication Skills For Maximizing Machine Reliability COMING TO: Tulsa, OK April 8 - 10, 2014 Portland, OR May 20 - 22, 2014 Myrtle Beach, SC June 17 - 19, 2014 Philadelphia, PA August 12 - 14, 2014 Enroll Today! 800-597-5460 Certification Series Level I & II Presented by Noria Corporation Level I

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