Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication November-December 2021

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Why Industrial Facilities Should be Utilizing Lubrication Tagging and Labeling Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis & Troubleshooting LUBRICANT SELECTION Factor: S3P As a Technical Consul- tant here at Noria Corporation, I see many different failures related to lubrication issues. We are called out to consult on and fix the problems through better, more precise lubrication practices. One of the most common issues we run into is that the Lubrication Technician accidentally put the wrong lubricant into the machine; this is very easy to do when a proper lubricant labeling system isn't in place and can lead to many different types of problems within the machine. e mixing of incompat- ible lubricants can cause a vast array of issues, such as seal expansion or shrinkage, additive precipitation, loss Learn More: Factor: S3P — Lubricant Identification System Level: Platform (P) Stage: Lubricant Selection About: A lubricant identi- fication system is a crucial step to ensure that technicians can correctly match the right lubricant to its corresponding machine through visual aids, labels and color-coding. More about this ASCEND ™ Factor 8 | November - December 2021 | www . Travis Richardson | Noria Corporation x Thickener Type ISO 6743 Grease Classification Grease Consistency NLGI Grade Number ISO 6743 Lubricant Classification ISO or SAE Viscosity Grade Base Oil Type Base Oil Type Classification Alphanumeric Code for Liquid Lubricants (Oil) Alphanumeric Code for Semisolid Lubricants (Grease) 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4 Base Oil ISO Viscosity Grade Base Oil Type Base Oil Classification Figure 1: LIS Breakdown

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