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Machinery Lubrication July-August 2019

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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When to Test for Varnish Potential Varnish can be devastating to certain machines that are prone to its formation. Read this article on the ML site to fi nd out how testing for varnish potential in a lubricating oil allows you to keep track of the stages of varnish formation so it can be mitigated early. How to Store Oil Drums Storing oil drums outside without any covering can lead to dirt and water ingression into the oil, resulting in lower quality oil being used in the equipment. Access this 1-minute, 58-second video to understand the process of how water or dirt sitting on top of an oil drum can fi nd its way into the oil, as well as proper storage techniques to miti- gate this problem. Possible Causes of Thickening Gear Oil Gear oil viscosity typically trends downward as the oil ages. However, every so often a slight spike in viscosity may be seen in your oil analysis reports. Discover what can signify that other problems are occurring in the reservoir by reading this article on the ML site. When Does Synthetic Oil Make Sense? Many plants today are unsure when to convert from a mineral oil to a synthetic oil. Synthetic oils can cost as much as 15 times more than mineral oils, so it is important to ensure that these costs can be recouped. Access this 1-minute, 30-second video to hear some of the advantages of synthetic oils as well as when you might want to consider using these fl uids. How to Identify the Source of Oil Contamination In general, oil contaminants originate from three sources: the machine environment, machine operation and maintenance activities. Check out this article on the ML site to learn how reviewing the potential contami- nants that could enter your oil along with their sources can help you reach the proper conclusion. ML MachineryLubrication. com is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrication- related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • Luxury-car Maker Achieves Excellence in Asset Management • What's Old Is New, Again: Electrostatics and Varnish, Now with IoT • Addressing Challenges of Online Monitoring • Eliminating Periodic Fluid Sampling - Deep Dive Into Next Generation Online Fluid Technology 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 Machin 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 . 23 % of lubrication professionals do not use sealable and reusable containers, according to a recent survey at NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM www . | July - August 2019 | 27

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