Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan Feb 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Contents 8 COVER STORY Tips for Better Process Pump Lubrication Learn which pump bearing or lube degradation problems can be solved by changing over to better oils and which issues have nothing to do with the lubricant type. January-February 2013 2 AS I SEE IT How to Optimize the State of Lubrication The Optimum Reliable Plant is one that approaches the Optimum Reference State in all areas that enable reliability, with lubrication being one of the most critical. 6 FROM THE FIELD Lubrication for Hire: Is Contractor-Based Lubrication Right for You? Trend analyses of grease samples have shown that trouble with grease or bearings can be recognized in advance with a good grease analysis program. 30 42 Manual or Automatic Lubrication? How to Decide 14 Automatic lubrication alone is not the solution to all your lubrication issues. It must be properly understood to boost its potential benefits. CERTIFICATION NEWS VIEWPOINT ICML Expands into India Maximize the Opportunity to Improve Reliability Once education and training have provided recognition of the opportunities for improvement within a reliability program, management support is critical to implement the lessons learned. The International Council for Machinery Lubrication recently announced its expansion into India, with the first exam sessions expected to be offered in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai in February. 46 IN THE TRENCHES LUBE-TIPS Our readers provide excellent advice on a host of lubrication-related issues, including how the settling rate affects oil analysis. HYDRAULICS AT WORK Securing Your Future with Proactive Maintenance When proactive maintenance is performed correctly and effectively, every dollar spent should come back with friends attached. More Grease Analysis: Early Warning System for Failures and Proactive Maintenance Tool AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION Employing contract maintenance is one of the hottest trends among maintenance organizations. However, few companies realize how it can cost them more than the price listed on the contract. 16 18 22 GREASES Preventing Micropitting and Surface Fatigue Surface-initiated fatigue can become a primary failure mode. Discover what causes surface fatigue and micropitting, the effects, and ways to resolve this problem if it occurs. 50 BACK PAGE BASICS Sampling is Key to Oil Analysis Accuracy Knowing how and where to pull oil samples for maximum data collection and minimum data disturbance is important for accurate trending and understanding of your machine's overall health. Editorial Features Departments 34 GET TO KNOW 40 NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM 20 PRODUCT NEWS 28 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 36 PRODUCT SUPERMARKET 38 CROSSWORD PUZZLER 39 BOOKSTORE

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