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Machinery Lubrication November-December 2022

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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30 | November - December 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 . Sources of Copper in Oil Typical sources of copper within engines include wrist pin bushings, thrust washers, oil pumps, governors, valve train bushings, cam bushings, oil coolers and bearings. Copper can also be an antiwear additive in some oils. Additionally, high copper readings may occur during the run-in of a new engine (say, after 500 to 1000 hours of service) and when changing from one brand of oil to another. Getting a Handle on Drums Proper handling of drums is important. Drums aren't designed to be bounced or dropped. Full drums weigh approximately 450 pounds, while empty drums weigh around 36 to 38 pounds. A pail of oil weighs about 40 pounds. Gearbox Magnets Are Effective In enclosed gear drives with either splash or circu- lation systems, a magnetic plug or magnetic filter will help collect harmful wear debris. For splash systems, use a magnetic plug or a magnet at the bottom of the case. For circulation systems, a magnetic filter can be used. Removing wear debris can help extend oil and machine life. Wear debris can also be examined upon removal for troubleshooting purposes. 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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