Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Nov-Dec 2019

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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ML www . | November - December 2019 | 27 ML Now, the only lubricants in the room are those that are truly needed for the machines in the plant. Every lubricant has a designated place, and everything is correctly labeled. ere are also new safety signs and lubricant descriptions. e result not only has been a cleaner lube room, but personnel can also find lubricants much quicker. The current lube room is clean with every lubricant labeled and in a designated place. AFTER JSW Steel JSW Steel is an integrated steel manufacturer and one of the fastest growing companies in India. In the company's steel melt shop at its Dolvi Works plant, heat, dust and water contamination are the main challenges to maintaining and sustaining the lubrication system. Unfortunately, poor lubrica nt storage and handling practices led to increased contamination issues. Grease drums were kept open and included no visible indicators of the lubricant level. Pneumatic grease pumps were filled manually by hand, while empty hydraulic drums were stored anywhere that didn't hamper the workplace. W hen t he se i s sue s bec a me apparent, the plant decided it was time to make improvements to its lube room. Each grease drum now has a cover to help prevent contam- ination. Level indicators on the drum covers show when the grease level is dropping. An auto-refilling system is used to fill the pneumatic grease pumps, and empty hydraulic drums are stored in designated places. Operator- friendly standards for cleaning, lubrication, inspection and tightening have also been imple- mented. ese changes have had a positive impact on the plant and help support the organization's desire to improve and upgrade the quality of construction in India. ML Before improving its lube room, JSW Steel stored empty hydraulic drums anywhere that didn't hamper the workplace. BEFORE The updated lube room features an auto-refilling system to fill pneumatic grease pumps. AFTER

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