Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May June 2014

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Page 21 of 77 | May - June 2014 | 17 ML NOW ON 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 at w w w.Machiner The Importance of Timely Oil Drains Oil gradually loses its ability to carr y out its func- tions of lubricating, reducing friction and dissipating heat. This gradual loss of lubrica- tion quality is the result of self-generated contamination of components within the oil, oxidation due to overheating, viscosity changes caused by fuel dilution or oxidation, water entr y into the system and the gradual depletion of the additive package. Discover the conditions that contribute to oil degradation and necessitate regular oil drains by reading this article on the ML site. Methods for Controlling Contaminants in Oil This video demonstrates why contamination control is ever y- one's responsibility, from the new oil coming into the plant to each handling, storage and use of the oil along the way. Access this 2-minute, 15-second video at w w w.Machiner yLubrication. com for an example of how oil can arrive with a certain cleanli- ness level and quickly become contaminated to 64 times the original level. Determining Acceptable Water Content in Motor Oils Keeping lubricants clean, cool and dr y, and machines aligned, balanced and well-oiled is the foundation of reliability improve- ments in any lubrication program. While many people understand the clean part, which involves proper selection of filters and filtration methods, some struggle with the "dr y" part of lubricants. Read this article on the ML site to understand why removing water is important and the criteria you can use to determine acceptable water content in your lubricants. How to Improve Tank and Sump Ventilation This video explains why tank and sump ventilation is critical for contamination control. For some machines, as much as 80 or 90 percent of all the particles that get into the oil come through the headspace first. Access this 3-minute, 35-second video at w w w.Machiner to see the possibilities for improving tank and sump ventilation, including expansion chambers, spin-on filters and desiccating breathers. How Temperature Affects Lubricants It is critical that oils be selected by always taking the oper- ating temperature of the equipment into account. The viscosity index (VI) of an oil is the term used to express an oil's "resistance to viscosity change as the temperature changes." This tempera- ture/viscosity relationship is the most impor tant consideration when selecting oils that will be used in temperatures that change dramatically. Find this article on the ML site to learn the primar y physical characteristics of lubri- cants that are affected by temperature. 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: • Top 7 Things a CMMS Can Do for Your Organization • Continuing Evolution of Food-grade Lubricants • Using Pressure to Reduce Bubble Contamination from Particle Count Results • Lasernet Fines Q200 – A Solution to Oil Analysis • Soft Foot: Causes, Characteristics and Solutions • 10 Key Steps to a Successful CMMS Implementation Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.MachineryLubri- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. 10% of lubrication professionals say injuries have occurred at their plant as the result of using a high-pressure grease gun, according to a recent survey at

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