Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan Feb 2016

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Are Higher-priced Lubricants Better? The cost of equipment, machine failures and maintenance is considerably more than the price of a lubri- cant. While some instances may call for premium lubricants, you must first consider the various operating conditions and machine factors to determine the type of lubricant to use. Check out this article on the ML site to see which key elements you should take into account before looking at the price of the lubricant. 3 Simple Ways to Improve Fluid Cleanliness Oil contamination from dirt has been proven to be the No. 1 killer of indus- trial machiner y. Access this 1-minute, 46-second video to learn three quick and easy tips that you can use to improve fluid cleanliness for a more reliable plant. Possible Causes of Gearbox Overheating Gearbox overheating can be linked to many different root causes. To perform a proper investigation into why a gearbox may be experiencing overheating, an in-depth list of data must be collected. Discover which clues can help you diag- nose an overheating problem by reading this article on the ML site. The Risks of Using EP Additives in Gear Oils While all oil additives serve a purpose, extreme-pressure (EP) additives in gear oils can be very detrimental and lead to the destruction of copper metals. Access this 2-minute, 1-second video to find out when you should avoid using EP additives, how to know if an oil has these additives, and why it is important to match the oil and the additives to the application. Why an Oil's Base Number Drops As oil is used in service, it becomes contaminated with acids, causing the base number to drop over time. The rate of the drop is determined by the amount of acids intro- duced to the system. Read this article on the ML site to understand how you can track the base number of your oil and determine how much life is remaining. 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: • 5-Step Balancing Procedure (Infographic) • Additive Depletion: Impact on Useable Oil Life and Equipment Wear • Improving Equipment Reliability Through the Implementation of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) • It's Time to Add Grease Analysis to the Reliability Toolbox • Safer Mines through Vibration Analysis Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.Machinery- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. of lubrication professionals say grease is stored at their plant for at least a year before being used, based on a recent poll at Machinery FEATURED WHITE PAPERS FIND MORE GREAT ARTICLES AND CONTENT FROM Machinery Lubrication magazine online. From Web exclusives and industry news to videos, white papers, buyer's guides and more, everything that relates to machinery lubrication is available now on 35 % 42 | January - February 2016 |

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