Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Jan Feb 2014

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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ML Find more great articles and content from Machinery Lubri- cation magazine online. From Web exclusives and industr y news to videos, white papers, buyer's guides and more, ever y- thing that relates to machiner y lubrication is available now on w w w.Machiner Tips for Managing Contamination, Lube Storage and Handling Contamination is typically the leading cause of bearing failure. Fluid contamina- tion control targets the primary cause of wear and lubri- cant failure, forming the central strategy of a proactive main- tenance program. New lubricants are not clean and should be analyzed to determine how dirty they are. Discover why cleanliness targets should be determined for all of the selected lubricants and filters with the proper micron size, beta ratio and filter media by reading this article on the ML site. How Oil Drums are Manufactured This video, which is part of the Discovery Channel's "How It's Made" series, explains how steel drums (like those used to hold and ship oil) are manufac- tured. From the punch press and conveyor to painting and testing, watch as drums are made for the oil industry. Access this 5-minute, 4-second video at Application is Key in Grease Selection Improper selection and applica- tion of the proper type of grease in the intended application is one of the biggest reasons for equipment failure. At times, the application of grease can be very complex. Read this article on the ML site to understand that while the lack of grease can result in a failure, too much grease is often the primary cause of failure because the excessive lubricant generates high temperatures, which in turn oxidize the grease. Which Synthetic is Best for Engine Oils? While synthetic engine oils are becoming more and more wide- spread, different synthetics are used in different applications. Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) oils are very common in refrigeration oils, brake fluids and various gear oils but are not traditionally used in engine oils. Most of them are polyalphaolefin or PAO base oils, with some being synthetic blends. Find this article on the ML site to learn the risks of switching from a mineral oil to a synthetic. rotary Engine Lubrication System Explained This video demonstrates the lubrication system of a rotary engine. Watch as a pump sends oil to oil nozzles in the intake manifold and to oil nozzles in the intake passages in the rotor housings. Oil from these nozzles then goes to the engine and lubri- cates the rotor seals. Access this 1-minute, 40-second video at now on 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: • Diagnosing Ghost Frequency • In-the-Field Condition Monitoring with Immediate Results • Profiling Power Users of Predictive Maintenance Technologies • Continuing Evolution of Food-Grade Lubricants Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www. and clicking on the "White Papers" link. | January - February 2014 | 45

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