Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication July - August 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Best Ways to Combat Water in Oil Water will wreak havoc on any equipment it enters. It will also change the viscosity of the oil, resulting in a film strength failure. Read this article on the ML site to learn why a quick fix is usually not the solution. Instead, you must eliminate the source of water contamination or you will likely need to address the problem again. Tips for Flushing Your Oil Sampling Equipment To help ensure your oil samples are as accurate as possible, it is important to flush your sampling equipment. Access this 1-minute, 19-second video to see which sampling hardware and accessories should be flushed, as well as when and how much flushing is required in order to send representative oil samples to the laboratory. How to Detect Soot in Diesel Oil ere are several available tests that can detect the soot load in diesel oil. As a screen test with a lower cost, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a great indicator of soot. Check out this article on the ML site to find out which parameters FTIR is capable of measuring and why some are more reliable than others. Why You Should Document Lube Routes Documenting routine tasks such as regreasing bearings or changing the oil in gearboxes is an essential part of an effective lubrication program, but very few plants actually do it. Access this 1-minute, 29-second video to understand the importance of recording these procedures used by your lubrication technicians along with some key considerations for creating better lube routes. Advice for Setting Oil Analysis Limits To define oil analysis limits, you can utilize different sources, including recommendations from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the lubricant supplier, a third-party laboratory, and statistical analysis of historical results using two and three standard deviations. Discover what other details you should consider to ensure the reli - ability of your oil analysis program by reading this article on the ML site. ML MachineryLubrication. com is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrica- tion- related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • What You Can't See Can Hurt You: The Impact of Oil Cleanliness on Your Equipment • 90-Day Breather Trial Extends Life for Major North American Wind Power Generator • Addressing Challenges of Online Monitoring • Do OEM Lubricant Recommendations Meet Your Needs? • How to Cost-Justify a Lubrication Program Check out the full list of white papers by visiting MachineryLubrication. com and clicking on the "White Papers" link. FEATURED WHITE PAPERS BY THE NUMBERS Find more great ar ticle s and content f rom M achin er y Lubric ation magazin e onlin e. From web exclusive s and indus tr y n ews to vide os , white pap er s , buyer 's guide s and more, ever y thing that relate s to machin er y lubric ation is available now on w w w. M achin er yLubric ation .com . 44 % of plants do not have contam- ination control procedures for lubricant storage and dispensing, based on a recent survey at NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM www . | July - August 2018 | 41

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