Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan Feb 2014

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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2 8 18 20 22 28 34 40 46 50 As I see It Use Zone Inspections for Early Problem Detection In common oil reservoirs and sumps, there are three important inspection zones that have a story to tell about your oil and machine. From the FIeld How Networking Can Help Solve Your Maintenance Problems Although we live in the age of information, some organizations are choosing not to use it and are actually blocking certain lines of communication. PersPeCtIVe Determining Proper Oil Flow to Journal Bearings After you have established the shaft speed, clearance, oil type and temperature, learn how to determine the proper circulating oil flow to a journal bearing. lUBe-tIPs Our readers offer advice on a host of lubrication-related issues, including tips on keeping systems free of dirt and contamination. oIl ChANGes How New Emissions Standards May Impact Scheduled Oil Changes The most recent revisions to emissions standards may impact more engines and industries than any prior rule released by the U.S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency. More 38 test yoUr kNowledGe 39 Crossword PUzzler 44 Bookstore Editorial Features 36 Get to kNow 45 Now oN mAChINerylUBrICAtIoN.Com Departments 16 ProdUCt News 26 ProdUCt sUPermArket weAr deBrIs ANAlysIs Alternatives to Traditional Wear Debris Analysis A new way of evaluating wear debris allows a complete diagnosis with one test performed by in-house maintenance technicians. GreAses Choosing a Multi-Purpose Grease: Lithium Complex or Calcium Sulfonate? Certain high-performance, multi-purpose greases have been found to be superior and can be applied in more types of industries. lessoNs IN lUBrICAtIoN Anatomy of an Oil Sample: Part 1 — Sample Bottles In order to get the most benefit from oil analysis, you must under- stand how to take an oil sample correctly. Using a properly selected oil analysis bottle is key. CertIFICAtIoN News Why You Should Keep Your Certification up to Date While certification from the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is valid for three years from the date of issue, it is crucial that you keep your certification up to date. BACk PAGe BAsICs How to Combat Break-in Wear By balancing certain variables such as surface coatings, length of time in storage and lubricant selection, you can achieve fewer fail- ures during the early stages of machine life. January-February 2014 10 CoVer story How to Operate a Grease Gun Safely By utilizing sound procedures, training and appropriate tool use and care, you can maximize the bottom-line benefits received from grease gun lubrication while maintaining worker safety. Contents

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