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Machinery Lubrication November-December 2017

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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36 | November - December 2017 | www . Th e " Lub e -Tips " se c tion of M a ch i n e r y Lu b ricatio n magazin e feature s innovative ideas submit te d by our rea der s . How to Speed up Oil Changes Use your circulation pump to speed up oil changes in large circulation systems. Install a tee and two isolating shut-off valves downstream of your circu- lating pump. When draining your reservoir, connect the hose to this tee and use your pump to move the oil from your reservoir to the scrap oil truck. is is espe- cially helpful for large, below-ground level systems. Tip for Replacing Oil Filters When replacing top-suspended spin-on or threaded canister-type filters, fill them with fresh oil before instal- lation. is will reduce the amount of time that the engine or machinery undergoes dry start-up by having an extra amount of oil available. In some cases, it could also prevent filter damage when a gush of high-pressure fluid hits a dry element. Pay Attention to Your Oil Level Indicator When rolling-element bearings are lubricated from oil held in a sump, attention to the oil sump level indicator will not only bring savings in terms of extended bearing life, but also will lead to reduced bearing temperatures due to churning and metal-to-metal contact resulting from possible oil starvation. As a general rule, the lowest rolling element should be half covered with oil when the bearing is stationary. is may seem like a simple rule to observe, but it is surprising how often it is completely overlooked. ML Have Some TIps? Did You Know? If you have a tip to share, email it to e ditor@ noria .com . Additional tips c an b e found in our Lub e -Tips email n ewslet ter. To re ceive th e Lub e -Tips n ewslet ter, subscrib e now at M achin er yLubric ation .com . LUBE-TIPS

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