Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May June 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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ML NOW ON Find more great articles and content from Machinery Lubrication magazine online. From Web exclusives and industry news to videos, white papers, buyer's guides and more, everything that relates to machinery lubrication is available now on Understanding ISO Cleanliness Codes This video offers a brief explanation of ISO fluid cleanliness codes, which are used to quantify levels of particle contamination present per milliliter of fluid at three different micron sizes (4, 6 and 14 microns). These codes are often seen on Bearing Lubrication Myths and Misconceptions This video dispels two common myths concerning grease lubrication, explaining why you should not just shoot grease through the zerk and why it's not always acceptable to relube until grease purges from the seal. Learn how much grease to apply and what factors should items such as fluid analysis reports, so it is important to get a solid understanding of what the codes represent. Access this 2-minute, 57-second video at How to Transition to a New Lube Supplier be considered as well as how to prevent introducing contamination during the relubrication process. Access this 1-minute, 13-second video at Root Causes of Sodium and Potassium in Engine Oil There are many possible sources when sodium is found in diesel engine oil, including coolant, salt water, additives, grease thickener, base stocks, dirt and road salt. On the other hand, potassium has only one real major source Reliability should be the first thing considered when choosing a replacement lubricant supplier. Remember, you want this process to go off without a hitch while you squeeze every last dollar from all of your resources. Read this article on the ML site for suggestions that will help maximize the use of the remaining lubricants from the previous supplier while transitioning to lubes from the new supplier. Selecting Machines for Oil Analysis When performing a criticality assessment, you must uncover which machines are causing problems, which machines are critical to operations and which machines could cause a serious health and safety problem if they were to fail. Learn how to determine which components require routine oil analysis and how to select the proper series of tests for these systems by reading this article on the ML site. By the Numbers when found in engine oil — antifreeze. Find this article on the ML site to learn the key elements that you should look for and what they can be an indicator of if found in your engine oil. 42 | May - June 2013 | 72% of lubrication professionals say manual lubrication is the method used most frequently at their plant, according to a recent survey at

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