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Machinery Lubrication November-December 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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PERSPECTIVE identif ication system (LIS) and lubricant specifi cations, compliance of the technical services versus the goals, and measuring the number of individuals with a Level II Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT ) certifi cation who participate in the product decisions. Reception and Storage ese involve the procedures and task s related to lubricant reception control, stock rotation and storage conditions. Reception and storage KPIs should focus on compliance of the quality-control program and training plan for personnel, as well as supplier perfor- mance in regard to work plans, timely delivery of lubricants and LIS code implementation. Examples of these metrics would include the lubricant's quality- control results at reception, completion of lube room improvements and the number of safety incidents (misses and near misses) resulting from lubrication practices. Performance indicators will enable periodic measurement to identify areas of improvement and help achieve the key elements of lubricant reception and storage. Handling and Application Lubricant handling and appli- cation may be the most extensive elements in the system, since they encompass a ll planning activi- ties, such as routes and PMs, as well a s lubrica nt tra nsfer a nd administration tasks within the in-service machines. ese K PIs should be centered on the lubrica- tion program's eff ectiveness. Some examples would include compliance of the lubrication and inspec- tion routes in a timely manner, unavailability and lost production hours related to lubrication tasks, compliance of the lube technicians and operators with the training and certif ication plans, overa ll fi lter consumption by type, and the number of abnormal conditions detected by lubrication inspections. Contamination Control KPIs for contamination control are among the most important metrics for lubrication excellence. They should be focused on the strateg y implemented to keep conta mina nts away from t he in-service lubricant. Examples of these KPIs would be the cleanliness target compliance by machine type, the humidity limit compliance by machine type, the temperature limit compliance by machine type, the compliance of varnish potential limits by machine type, and the progress in the implementation of machine modifi cations and other actions to control contamination levels in the in-service oil. Lubricant Analysis Lubricant analysis KPIs help to identify the eff ectiveness of condi- tion monitoring tasks. ese metrics are related to the management of the oil analysis program and the lab's delivery time. Indicators associated with the program's implementa- tion must also be employed, such as measuring the progress in the installation of sampling ports. ese types of temporary KPIs can be removed once the implementation stage is completed. Other examples would include the laboratory turn- around time, sample-to-report cycle time, percentage of abnormal results in the oil analysis program, and the ratio of certifi ed engineers and tech- nicians versus the total number of engineers and technicians. Lubricant Disposal, Leaks and Spill Management ese metrics refer to all the procedures used to ensure proper disposal of lubricants and contam- inated materials. They may also focus on lubricant spill and leak ma nagement. Exa mples wou ld include the percentage of lubricants disposed of relative to the number of lubricants purchased, the amount of lubricant-contaminated materials disposed of, the consumption of 40 | November - December 2018 | www . MICRO (TREES) MACRO (FOREST) • Particle count • Viscosity • Elemental analysis • Varnish potential • Moisture analysis • Oxidation stability • Wear debris analysis • Thermography • Vibration analysis • Acoustics • Contamination control compliance • Fluid properties compliance • PM compliance • Percent planned maintenance • Uptime/downtime • Overtime hours • Scheduled/unscheduled downtime LEADING (What will happen) LAGGING (What just happened) Macro/Micro and Leading/Laging Indicators

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