Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Mar Apr 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Contents 12 COVER STORY Best Strategies for Managing Varnish The key to long-term varnish mitigation is in establishing a system free of varnish and then continuing a process that maintains both the oil and system in this condition. March-April 2013 2 38 AS I SEE IT CONTAMINATION CONTROL A New Look at Criticality Analysis for Machinery Lubrication Controlling Contamination with Fuel System Filtration: A Case Study Once you understand machine criticality and a machine's risk profile, you can work smarter to customize improvements. 10 FROM THE FIELD Machinery Lubrication Certification Reaches Persian Gulf Region Loss of production, poor machine performance, environmental hazards, safety risks and high consumption costs can result from oil leakage and should be very important to the operation of any plant. LUBE-TIPS Our readers provide excellent advice on a host of lubrication-related issues, including how to control contamination on a budget. HYDRAULICS AT WORK Which Hydraulic Issues Deserve More Attention? No one is immune to inattentional blindness. The first step in avoiding its pitfalls is to be conscious of it. The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) recently joined forces with the Gulf Society of Maintenance Professionals (GSMP) to bring machinery lubrication certification to the Persian Gulf region. 50 LESSONS IN LUBRICATION Anatomy of a Grease Gun It is essential that the proper grease gun operation is understood and managed by lubrication technicians for bearing and machine reliability. Simply knowing the signs of overgreasing and undergreasing and how often to reapply can go a long way in extending machinery life. 54 BACK PAGE BASICS OIL ANALYSIS New Method for Evaluating Lubricant Dispersancy A new technique makes it possible to determine the dispersancy of an oil by its capacity to disperse insoluble matter. More 46 CERTIFICATION NEWS Oil Leakage: How Much of Your Profit is Going Down the Drain? 22 24 28 Learn how a mining company in Peru improved the efficiency of its loading shovels by installing a microfiltration system. When to Use Hard-Pipe Lubricant Dispensing With any type of machine there are different ways to deliver the necessary lubricants. However, hard-pipe systems not only can lead to less labor but also to increased machine reliability. Editorial Features Departments 34 GET TO KNOW 44 NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM 26 PRODUCT NEWS 32 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 36 PRODUCT SUPERMARKET 42 CROSSWORD PUZZLER 43 BOOKSTORE

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