Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May June 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Contents 8 COVER STORY Extending Oil Change Intervals on Heavy Mining Equipment By using oil analysis and setting target cleanliness levels along with proactive maintenance, a significant downward trend in lubricant consumption and maintenance costs can be achieved. May-June 2013 2 32 AS I SEE IT CONFERENCE REVIEW Using 'Unscheduled' Oil Analysis for Early Predictive Maintenance Reliable Plant 2013 Draws Increased Attendance in Columbus When proactive maintenance is combined with early predictive maintenance, a comprehensive and more effective condition-based maintenance program results. 6 Oil Condition Monitoring Using Electrical Conductivity 5 Simple Steps to Sell Your Project to Upper Management These five steps can help you drive projects and decisions up the corporate ladder. 16 PERSPECTIVE Transformer oils serve several functions but perhaps the most important one involves providing a way to determine if a problem exists when looking inside the transformer. HYDRAULICS Clean Solutions for Hydraulic Oil Technology Needs As regulatory requirements increase and equipment design changes, hydraulic oil technology must continue to evolve to keep pace. GEAR LUBRICATION Avoiding Common Gearbox Lubrication Problems By taking a few simple but critical steps, maintenance personnel can help ensure the longest life from their installed gearboxes. Editorial Features 26 GET TO KNOW 42 NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM In recent years, electrostatic charging and discharging have been occurring more frequently in systems with turbine and hydraulic oils. Discover the best approaches for ensuring maximum safety. 44 CERTIFICATION NEWS Keys for Testing Transformer Oils More 38 OIL ANALYSIS FROM THE FIELD 20 28 An expanded exhibit hall, additional learning sessions and increased attendance were among the highlights of Noria Corporation's 14th annual Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. Nissan Plant Wins 2013 Battle Award Nissan North America's stamping plant in Smyrna, Tenn., was chosen as the recipient of this year's John R. Battle Award for excellence in the application of machinery lubrication. 48 LESSONS IN LUBRICATION Anatomy of an Oil Filter Filters come in all shapes and sizes, and are designed for a variety of applications. Learn the secrets of filtration and proper filter selection. 54 BACK PAGE BASICS Understanding Hydrolysis and Hydrolytic Stability By being proactive and preventing water ingression into your oils, you can mitigate the process of hydrolysis. Departments 18 PRODUCT NEWS 24 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 30 PRODUCT SUPERMARKET 36 CROSSWORD PUZZLER 37 BOOKSTORE

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