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Machinery Lubrication March April 2019

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GET TO KNOW Name: Paul Boykin Age: 44 Job Title: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Technician Company: Georgia-Pacific Location: Bay Springs, Mississippi Length of Service: 18 years Boykin Helps Maintain Clean Oil at Georgia-Pacific In 2001, Paul Boykin joined the Georgia-Pacific (GP) team and began a career in machinery lubrication. rough the years, he has worked as a relief operator, lubrication technician, electrical millwright and in maintenance at the GP lumber mill in Bay Springs, Mississippi. Currently serving as the site's only reliability-centered maintenance technician, Boykin is responsible for the entire facility, which includes managing tasks related to hydraulics, reliability and preventive maintenance. He has grown to love the science behind proactive and predictive maintenance, and has learned the importance of keeping hydraulic power units (HPUs) clean, cool and dry. Q: What types of training have you taken to reach your current position? A: To reach my current posi- tion, I have had training in the fields of welding, ultra- sound, infrared thermography, industrial hydraulics, power transmissions, laser alignment, proactive maintenance and machinery lubrication. Q: What professional certifica- tions have you attained? A: My professional certifica- tions include Level I Machine L u br ic a t ion Te c h n ic i a n (MLT ), u ltra sound a nd infrared thermography. Q: Are you planning to obtain additional training or achieve higher certifications? A: I plan to obtain certifications in vibration analysis, hydraulics and oil analysis. Q: What's a normal work day like for you? A: A normal day for me includes conducting safety meetings with the reliability crew, as safety is a priority. I also check the hydraulic hose crimping room and the lube oil sheds for issues from the previous production shift. I review the production downtime report for potential reliability issues and investigate, if necessary, to prevent recur- ring events. In addition, I check the hydraulic units, review the infrared and ultrasound work order routes, order replacement parts, assist vendors, take oil analysis samples, and perform root cause analysis. Q: On what lubrication- related projects are you currently working? A: I am currently working on a project to create an ISO cleanliness code for oil to keep the facility within the standard guidelines. Q: What have been some of the biggest project successes in which you've played a part? A: One of my biggest project successes was getting the oil in the hydraulic units for all 22 facilities up to the ISO cleanliness code standard and consistently maintaining it. Q: How does your company view machinery lubrication in terms of importance and overall business strategy? A: I'm extremely grateful that Georgia-Pacific and the site management have been supportive of the reliability and lubrication strategies here in Bay Springs. Q: What do you see as some of the more important trends taking place in the lubrication and oil analysis field? A: Reliability will come if filtration and the logic behind it are understood. ML Be Featured in the Next 'Get to Know' Section Would you like to be featured in the next "Get to Know" section or know someone who should be profiled in an upcoming issue of Machinery Lubrication magazine? Nominate yourself or fellow lubri- cation professionals by emailing a photo and contact information to 32 | March - April 2019 | www .

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