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Machinery Lubrication - Reliable Plant - Anniversary Edition

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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or sediment indicate potential problems. Tools such as level gauges, sight glasses, dipsticks, and BS&W bowls can help in the detection process. Changes in oil levels can have multiple causes. High oil levels can be due to the addition of too much fluid, internal leakage from other fluids, or mechanical factors like aeration and foam. Low oil levels can be caused by external or internal leakage, gear climbing, oil pump out, and excessive misting and volatilization. Data documentation plays a crucial role in this process. e lubrication operator should document the oil condition, system condition, mechanical condition of the machine, and any addi - tional relevant information. is data should be added promptly to the system database for faster problem resolution. A lubrication program management platform is essential for recording and analyzing data effectively. is platform helps document detailed inspection data, view machine health trends, and plan lubrication routes based on asset conditions. Strategies can be developed to optimize the lubrication schedule based on the machine condition and anomaly detection frequency. e software can also implement an alarm system based on lubrication route data. Additional improvements can be tailored to the lubrica - tion routes based on field personnel feedback. Including status updates, pending work orders, alarms, or advice in the guideline table enhances system performance. Put plainly, machine inspections are integral to a solid maintenance program. ey yield the best results when data is recorded and analyzed correctly. Software with routing capa - bilities simplifies data input and analysis, enhancing machine servicing efficiency. ML

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