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Machinery Lubrication May-June 2017

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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42 | May - June 2017 | NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Advantages of Zinc-free Hydraulic Oils Zinc-based hydraulic oils have historically performed well. If no underlying reason exists for utilizing a zinc-free oil, such as the metallurgy of a component or the environmental/operating factors, then there is a strong case to use zinc- based additives. Check out this article on the ML site to discover when the benefits of zinc-based additives outweigh the risks as well as some of their disadvantages. What You Should Know About Oil Filters Although beta ratios and micron ratings are typically the first considerations when evaluating an oil filter, perhaps the most crucial attribute of any filter is its dirt- holding capacity. Access this 1-minute, 34-second video to learn which types of filters can hold more dirt and why this is important, as well as how you can quickly determine the dirt-holding capacity of your oil filter. Determining an Oil's Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency must be measured in terms of the reduction of energy consump- tion. More specifically, it is related to how much energy the machine consumes in order to operate. Understand how this principle applies to machines that convert one type of energy like chemical or electric to a mechanical one, such as electric motors and combustion engines, by reading this article on the ML site. Advice for Proper Lubricant Storage Contaminants and extreme temperatures can severely affect the life and performance of your lubricants. Access this 1-minute, 53-second video to hear about the importance of storing lubricants indoors and away from any type of contamination as well as some of the best methods for keeping lubricants clean, cool and dry. How a High Base Number Can Affect Engine Oil The higher an oil's base number, the higher its ash content and the greater its ability to prevent acid corrosion in the engine. However, the mandatory use of ultra-low- sulfur diesel fuel on highways has reduced the need for higher base number additive content. Read this article on the ML site to find out why you should consider switching to an engine oil with a lower base number. 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: • Measuring Viscosity with Onsite Viscometers • Resource-on-Demand Onsite Wear Debris Analysis: An Alter- native to Lab-based Analytical Ferrography • Understanding Oil Filtration • Cost is More Than Label-Deep Check out the full list of white papers by visiting www.Machinery- and clicking on the "White Papers" link. of lubrication professionals use atomic emission spectroscopy to determine the elemental constituents in the oil 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 62%

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