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Machinery Lubrication May-June 2017

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ML PUBLISHER Mike Ramsey - GROUP PUBLISHER Brett O'Kelley - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jason Sowards - SENIOR EDITOR Jim Fitch - TECHNICAL WRITERS Wes Cash - Alejandro Meza - Bennett Fitch - Loren Green - Michael Brown - Garrett Bapp - CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ryan Kiker - GRAPHIC ARTISTS Patrick Clark - Josh Couch - Greg Rex - ADVERTISING SALES Tim Davidson - 800-597-5460, ext. 224 MEDIA PRODUCTION MANAGER Ally Katz - CORRESPONDENCE You may address articles, case studies, special requests and other correspondence to: Editor-in-Chief MACHINERY LUBRICATION Noria Corporation 1328 E. 43rd Court • Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105 Phone: 918-749-1400 Fax: 918-746-0925 Email address: MACHINERY LUBRICATION Volume 17 - Issue 3 May-June 2017 ( USPS 021-695) is published bimonthly by Noria Corporation, 1328 E. 43rd Court, Tulsa, OK 74105-4124. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes and form 3579 to MACHINERY LUBRICATION, P.O. BOX 47702, Plym - outh, MN 55447-0401. Canada Post International Publications Mail Product (Canadian Distribution) Publications Mail Agreement #40612608. Send returns (Canada) to BleuChip International, P.O. Box 25542, London, Ontario, N6C 6B2. SUBSCRIBER SERVICES: The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any subscription. Send subscription orders, change of address and all subscription-related correspondence to: Noria Corporation, P.O. Box 47702, Plymouth, MN 55447. 800-869-6882 or Fax: 866-658-6156. Copyright © 2017 Noria Corporation. Noria, Machinery Lubrication and associated logos are trademarks of Noria Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Noria Corporation is prohibited. Machinery Lubrication is an independently produced publication of Noria Corporation. Noria Corporation reserves the right, with respect to submissions, to revise, republish and authorize its readers to use the tips and articles submitted for personal and commercial use. The opinions of those interviewed and those who write articles for this magazine are not necessarily shared by Noria Corporation. CONTENT NOTICE: The recommendations and information provided in Machinery Lubrication and its related information properties do not purport to address all of the safety concerns that may exist. It is the respon - sibility of the user to follow appropriate safety and health practices. Further, Noria does not make any representations, warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information or recommendations provided herewith. Noria shall not be liable for any inju- ries, loss of profits, business, goodwill, data, interruption of business, nor for incidental or consequential merchantability or fitness of purpose, or damages related to the use of information or recommendations provided. Machinery Lubrication • Multiple components on a single machine or drive train, each with its own P-F tendencies • Multiple failure modes for any single component • Variable duty cycle (speeds, loads, shock, temperature, etc.) • Remaining useful life (RUL) varies with age. For any given fault mode, the P-F interval shrinks as the machine ages. • Failure detection methodology and effectiveness vary (ability to detect faults early). Following are a few examples of short P-F and sudden-death failure modes and fault bubbles. What intervention strategy focused on root causes would you apply to detect and neutralize these threatening conditions? • Oil filter rupture • Negligent introduction of a wrong oil • Fish-bowl conditions (disturbed and mobilized bottom sediment) • Sudden and severe shaft misalignment • Stiction/silt lock of hydraulic valves (motion impediment) • Grease "soap lock" starvation of an auto- lube system • Impaired or complete loss of oil supply to a bearing or gear • Heavy fuel dilution from defective fuel injectors or seal leakage • Accidental introduction of chemical contamination • Gross seawater contamination of a ship- board hydraulic fluid • Shock loading of a large thrust bearing When it comes to fault bubbles, the best defense is a good offense. Don't be reactive … after all, time is not on your side. Instead be proactive. How wise is it to wait until you've had your first heart attack to make needed lifestyle changes? Even if you become stricken with heart disease, there are so many ways for early detection and treatment. The following

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