Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication March April 2017

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40 | March - April 2017 | NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Signs of Lubricant Starvation Once a mechanical system becomes depleted of lubricant, and the lubricating film keeping gears, bearings or slides apart is no longer present to support or protect the surfaces, surface-to-surface contact will occur. When two surfaces slide or rub together, friction is produced, and from friction comes heat. Check out this article on the ML site to discover the other signs that can indicate your machine is suffering from lubricant starvation as well as the most effective way to combat this condition. Using KPIs to Measure Lubrication Effectiveness Key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential for evaluating the success of a lubrication program. Access this 2-minute, 15-second video to hear about some of the most common KPIs in industry and how they can be used to monitor the effective - ness of lubrication at your plant. How Temperature Impacts Oil Condition Temperature affects many things in the realm of machine reliability. At elevated temperatures, you would expect the lubricant viscosity to decrease, the lubricant film to become thinner, an acceleration in abrasion and scuffing conditions, the oil to age sooner, the addi - tives to deplete quicker, an acceleration of corrosion, and the formation of sludge and varnish. Learn how these side effects of running at a higher temperature play a critical role in the health of the machine and the lubricant by reading this article on the ML site. When a Single Oil Sampling Point Isn't Enough Oil analysis can reveal the health of your lubricant and machines, but in complex pieces of equipment, a single sampling point is often not enough to determine what's wrong with your machine. Access this 1-minute, 58-second video to under- stand the differences between primary and secondary sampling ports as well as when each type of port should be used. Best Strategies for Lube Mapping Lube mapping is a great practice for ensuring all lube points are properly maintained while minimizing the chances of lubricant cross- contamination. Read this article on the ML site to find out how lube mapping not only helps new workers identify and address all lubrica - tion points on a given piece of equipment but also serves as a check to make sure even the most experi - enced technicians are hitting all the points as well. 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: • Automatic Lubrication Systems That Stand Up to Corrosive, Caustic Environments • How to Make Your Compressor Room Work for You • Tips for a Lean Approach to Motor Reliability • Ultrasound Lube Technician Handbook Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.Machinery- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. of lubrication professionals say inad- equate lubrication would be the most likely cause of an early machine failure at their plant, based on a recent survey at FEATURED WHITE PAPERS 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 49%

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