Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication September October

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Understanding Viscosity Index Improvers Viscosity index improvers are commonly used in multigrade engine oils, gear oils, automatic transmis- sion fluids, power-steering fluids, greases and some hydraulic fluids. They allow the fluid to flow more freely at a lower temperature so it can reach bearings quicker. Read this article on the ML site to understand some of the major issues with viscosity index improver additives and how they can impact your oil. Easy Field Tests for Onsite Oil Analysis Effective oil analysis doesn't always have to involve a laboratory. Meaningful infor- mation can be obtained with a few quick onsite inspections. Access this 3-minute, 31-second video to find out which tests you can perform in the field to evaluate the health of your lubricant. Tips for Extending Oil Change Intervals Changing your oil can be very expensive, sometimes exceeding 40 times the cost of the oil. Although additives can extend the life of a lubricant, they can't prevent aging and degradation. Adding additives can also upset the lubricant's formulation balance. Discover how you can restore depleted additives in order to extend oil change inter vals by reading this article on the ML site. Advantages of Bull's-eye Sight Glasses Sight glasses are like small windows into your machines. They provide a quick visual indication of what is going on inside your equipment. Access this 1-minute, 38-second video to hear about the many advantages of bull's-eye sight glasses and how they can confirm that your oil level is correct. Options for Improving Oil Cleanliness Best practices recommend that lubricants are f iltered when they are trans- ferred from one container to another or to a machine. Installing a temporar y online f iltration system or "kidney loop" to clean the lubricant in a machine or container is a low-cost option to remove solid contaminants. Check out this ar ticle on the ML site to learn about other alternatives that can be employed to clean oil, including modern centrifugal technologies. 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: • Improving Machinery Produc- tivity with Oil Debris Sensing • New HIAC PODS … Have Internal Pump, Will Travel • Innovative Lubrication Systems for Heavy Industry • Water in Oil Contamination • Ultrasound Lube Technician Handbook • Managing Particle Contamina- tion with Chevron ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.Machinery- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. of lubrication professionals say abrasion is the most common wear mode in the machinery at their plant, according to a recent survey at 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 46 % 38 | September - October 2016 |

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