Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan-Feb 2021

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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www . machinerylubrication.com | January - February 2021 | 31 LUBE-TIPS Avoiding Contamination in Dirty Environments Machines operating in an extremely dirty environ- ment, such as in a forge or foundry, require extra care to prevent contamination. Try to keep the equipment sealed and avoid unnecessary opening of the reser- voirs. Install quick disconnects in tanks and on fill vessels for filling or topping up hydraulic tanks. Add mainstream sampling taps on all equipment. is will result in a true indication of the oil's condition, avoiding any bottom sampling. New Grease Gun Caution Before installing grease into a new grease gun, consider disassembling the gun and cleaning it thoroughly. Metal shavings have been found in new grease guns. ese metal shavings appear to be from the manufacturing process of the grease gun. Preventive Measures Make Sense Catastrophic pump failure on circulating and hydraulic systems can damage more than just the pump. Consider using oil strainers or filters upstream of all equipment components to prevent pump failure debris from damaging these machines. is is also important for kidney-loop systems with expensive heaters and oil/water separators. ML Have Some Tips? Did You Know ? If you have a tip to share, email it to e ditor@ 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 achin er yLubric ation .com . Th e " Lub e -Tips " se c tion of M a c h i n e r y Lu b ricatio n magazin e feature s innovative ideas submit te d by our rea der s .

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