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Machinery Lubrication Jan-Feb 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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2 | January - February 2018 | O il Analysis AS I SEE IT Jim Fitch | Noria Corporation How to Make Your Oil Analysis Program Produce More Alerts I want bad news fast. Why? Problems tend to compound. Rarely do they heal themselves. Instead, the worse things get, the faster they get worse. As time passes, the cost of repair and lost production can soar exponentially. Maintenance resources need focus and preemptive timing. e longer you wait to respond to what causes failure, the more machine conditions take over control of your schedule and budget. Fix the roof while the sun is shining. It's not just about keeping machines running but rather keeping them running at the lowest possible cost. Condition monitoring is an essential troubleshooting tool. It provides examina- tion skills to find the cause or source of an impending problem. When issues are caught early, you have the luxury of convenience and the option of simple remedies, usually with minimal (if any) business interruption. The Wisdom of Early Detec- tion — Not Just-in-Time Detection Several years ago, I performed a root cause analysis on a rash of gearbox failures in helicopters used for the logging industry (heli-logging). ese failures were the cause of serious accidents and human casualties. Because of the high power density of these gearboxes, mild problems could quickly esca- late into life-threatening conditions. You can't fix a problem that you can't see." "

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