Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan-Feb 2021

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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22 | January - February 2021 | www . Keeping our lubricants cool, clean and dry will help equipment run better, last longer and become more productive with less down time." " Contamination Control Objectives David Dise | Noria Corporation CONTAMINATION CONTROL & LUBRICANT RECONDITIONING Factor: C3M e six steps for managing and controlling lubricant contamination are vital for any successful lubrication program. Keeping our lubricants cool, clean and dry will help equip- ment run better, last longer and become more productive with less downtime. at's the name of the game – less downtime. Prioritizing the following areas will ensure long- lasting lubricants that protect your equipment 365 days a year. 1. Contamination Limits and Standards 2. Receiving New Lubricants 3. Lubricant Storage and Handling 4. Environmental Conditions 5. Oil Analysis 6. Conditioning (Filtration) Managing these six areas and setting strict contamination limits for each lubricant will give you a baseline for the lubricant going into equipment. As equipment is in use, constant moni- toring with oil analysis will allow you to detect the slightest problem with equipment by referring to the baseline or limit you have set. e detection could be wear metals or even moisture indicating you might have a seal or cooler leak. Without establishing the baseline or contamination limit and knowing exactly how clean and dry the lubricant is before going into the machine, you will have nothing to reference when problems inevitably start. Predict and catch problems before they become catastrophic and avoid the associated downtime. Contamination is the leading cause of lubricant failure. Managing contamination is critical when it comes to machine reliability and overall machine life. Lubricants are the life- blood of any industrial plant. Without clean, cool and dry lubricants, the plant simply cannot operate at full capacity. In many ways, lubricants are like the blood in our bodies. When our blood becomes contaminated with the flu, we become sick and start to feel bad. Without medication and vitamins, the issue could become worse and could eventually kill you. In a similar way, when our lubricants are exposed to wear metals, outside contaminants, water and excessive heat, they can start to break down and oxidation, varnish

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