Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Nov Dec 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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NOW ON ML 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 The Importance of Machine Criticality Criticality is very much a part of making informed decisions on scheduling, whether it be a simple sight-glass inspection or as complex as a turbine rebuild. Critical equipment most definitely should be checked more often than non-critical equipment. These assets deserve the focus of your limited time, money and energy. Of course, it is important to know how you define an asset as critical. Discover how to determine the criticality of an asset by reading this article on the ML site. By the Numbers 80% of lubrication professionals do not have a grease analysis program at their plant, according to a recent survey at An Introduction to the Principles of Lubrication This video explains the importance and methods of mechanical lubrication for various equipment. In order to use lubricants correctly, you need to know some of the key terms describing their specific characteristics, such as viscosity, viscosity index, pour point, flash point and fire point. Access this 4-minute, 2-second video at Advantages of Synthetic Base Oils Understanding the Re-refining Process Re-refining is a process employed to refurbish used oil and return it to a high-quality base oil. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of used oil is captured and recycled in some manner, while 60 percent is lost. Nearly 14 percent of the captured and recycled oil is re-refined. Read this article on the ML site to understand the various processes used by re-refiners to remove contaminants, water, spent additives and any of the original remaining additives from the used oil. How to Repack, Grease and Adjust Car Wheel Bearings This video demonstrates the proper way to repack, grease and adjust vehicle wheel bearings. Watch as a brake caliper on a car is removed by compressing the caliper piston in order to release hydraulic pressure. Access this 2-minute, 51-second video at 52 | November - December 2013 | Petroleum-based mineral oils function very well as lubricants in 90 percent of industrial applications. They are cost-effective and provide a reasonable service life if used properly. However, they have some limitations. Synthetic base oils are expensive because of the processing involved in creating these pure chemical base oils. Their use must justify the additional cost. In other words, there should be a financial benefit to using them. Find this article on the ML site to learn the two main advantages of using synthetic base oils. Featured White Papers is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrication-related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • Reliable Hydraulic System Operation Through Proper Fluid Selection and Maintenance • A Practical Guide to Pulley Alignment • A New Solution for Used Oil Particle Analysis • Innovative Solutions to Address Lube Varnish in Hydrogen Seals • Recent Advances in Food-Grade Greases • Using Wireless Headphones with Bluetooth for the CSI 2140 Check out the full list of white papers by visiting and clicking on the "White Papers" link.

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