Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May-June 2017

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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2 12 22 32 34 44 48 50 54 AS I SEE IT Be Proactive to Avoid Root Cause Fault Bubbles Fault bubbles are sudden-death conditions in waiting. Most can be revealed by condition monitoring, which includes careful examina- tion by a skilled inspector. CONFERENCE REVIEW Reliable Plant 2017 Makes Another Successful Stop in Columbus The 18th annual Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition recently welcomed nearly 1,600 industry leaders and decision-makers from around the world to Columbus, Ohio, for three days of learning and finding solutions to plant problems. HYDRAULICS Understanding and Troubleshooting Hydraulic Proportional Valves By troubleshooting hydraulic systems that utilize proportional valves, you can avoid lost production time as well as the unnecessary expense of sending off good valves for repair. LUBE-TIPS Our readers offer advice on a host of lubrication-related issues, including tips on installing a heat exchanger, using oil mist lubri- cation, monitoring oil filter change intervals, utilizing color-coded grease caps and checking reservoir cleanliness. More 30 PRODUCT SUPERMARKET 33 BOOKSTORE 43 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Editorial Features 40 GET TO KNOW 42 NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Departments 20 SHOW STOPPERS 28 ASK THE EXPERTS AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION How to Select a Lubrication System for Process Industries Proper lubrication requires two main considerations: the correct choice of lubricant and the most efficient way of applying it. LESSONS IN LUBRICATION The Importance of Lubricant Film Strength Discover why film strength is one of the most critical lubricant prop- erties for protecting a machine's internal components. PERSPECTIVE Training Strategies to Control Contamination With these strategies, you can develop a training program that will possibly eliminate the most destructive contaminant in your plant. TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION Simmons Feed Ingredients Wins Battle Award The Simmons Feed Ingredients plant in Southwest City, Missouri, has been chosen as the recipient of this year's John R. Battle Award. BACK PAGE BASICS Best Practices for Topping up Small Sumps and Reservoirs A maintenance team's focus is often on large equipment that can shut down production, but what about those smaller reservoirs? May-June 2017 Contents 6 COVER STORY Get Back to the Basics of Lubrication to Prevent Machine Failures Today's proactive maintenance measures combine the wisdom of a back-to-basics approach with break- through technologies.

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