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Machinery Lubrication September-October 2022

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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24 | September - October 2022 | www . LUBE-TIPS Th e " Lub e -Tips " se c tion of M a ch i n e r y Lu b ricatio n magazin e feature s innovative ideas submit te d by our rea der s . Control Oil Loss If you decide to implement a program to control oil losses, one of the first steps is to check records of the amount purchased compared with the amount sent for disposal. Try to account for the difference by looking for leaks, products consumed in the process, evaporative losses and products wasted due to contamination or misapplication. The Chain Reaction Abrasive wear can cause a chain reaction in lubricated machinery. e typical chain reaction is: • Abrasive particles become work hardened. • Work-hardened particles produce more particles. • New particles become work hardened. • e chain reaction continues until the particles are removed by filtration or the machine fails. Oil Sampling Pointer For reservoirs, drop tube oil sampling is rarely the ideal method. However, if it cannot be avoided, it is important to consistently sample as close to the active fluid zone as possible. Measure the standoff distance desired from the bottom of the sump and attach the drop tube with wire ties (or another suitable method) that distance from the end of a rod. Consistency in sample location will help make the analysis results more suitable for trending. 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 machin er yLubric ation .com .

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