Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May-June 2019

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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www . | May - June 2019 | 33 Th e " Lub e -Tips " se c tion of M a c h i n e r y Lu b ri catio n magazin e feature s innovative ideas submit te d by our rea der s . Sight Glass Reading May Be Deceptive Sight glass tubes can get clogged at the intake and hold lubricant in the tube. Even when the oil or grease level in the equipment drops low, the sight glass may continue to indicate the level is adequate. Use a wire or pipe cleaner brush at each servicing to make sure the sight glass tube is clear from intake to glass. is applies to oil sight glasses that can get clogged from contaminants as well as grease applicators that can get dry grease bridges. ML Purge Grease Fittings Before Installing Purge all new grease fi ttings with a grease gun before they are installed on your machine. Use the same type of grease that will be used later for regreasing. is practice will remove any dust, burrs or other debris that has collected inside the grease fi tting. It will also reduce the risk of cross-contamination between diff erent grease products. Make Oil Sampling Easier When labeling oil sample bottles prior to taking samples, consider identifying the bottle caps as well as the labels. A felt-tip pen works well. is will save a lot of time as you will not have to pick up each bottle to tell which one you need next. Use Self-Closing Valves Consider using self-closing valves as the dispensing valves on oil drums that are stored in a horizontal position. A self-closing valve will eliminate the possibility of the dispensing valve being left partially open and draining the entire contents of the drum on the ground or containment pad. Have Some Tips? Did You Know ? If you have a tip to share, email it to editor@ noria .com . Additional tips c an b e found in our Lub e -Tips email n ewslet ter. To re ceive th e Lub e -Tips n ewslet ter, subscrib e now at M a ch i n e r yLu b ric at io n .co m . LUBE-TIPS

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