Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication May - June 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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What Causes a Drop in Oil Consumption? A sharp decline in engine oil consump- tion can be attributed to a number of factors, ma k ing it diff icult to pinpoint a single offender. You must first determine where the oil is going. is will help diagnose the reason for the measured decline. Read this article on the ML site to learn the most likely causes of a drop in oil consumption. A Simple Way to Diagnose Machine Health O f ten over- looked by plant personnel, a micro- scope is a simple tool that can help you understa nd what is happening i n s i d e y o u r machine. Access t h i s 2 -m i nut e , 9 -sec ond v ide o to find out how even an inexpen- sive microscope can enable you to analyze the shape of wear debris and diagnose machine health. How to Determine the Correct Oil Application Method Oil applic ation met hod s va r y ba sed on a number of variables such as speed, size, lubricant viscosity and ambient conditions. You must match the lubricant deliver y mechanism with how the machine is expected to operate. Otherwise, large amounts of wear can be generated. Check out this article on the ML site to understand the benefits and weaknesses of each application method. What Your Oil Filters Can Tell You Oil filters are a wealth of information. ey can provide important clues about the health of your machines and your oil. Access this 1-minute, 28-second video to see how you can analyze your oil filters as well as what you should be looking for to help ensure better machine reliability. How to Perform Onsite Oil Analysis Implementing a procedure to charac- terize contaminant particles found in l u b r i c a n t s a n d becoming proficient in this technique will require considerable study and practice. First, you must set goals for the analysis, such as determining the particle size, metal type and wear failure modes. Discover how this information can be obtained from a pa r ticle cha racter- ization sa mple by reading this article on the ML site. ML MachineryLubrication. com is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrica- tion- related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • It's All About Speed • Breather Trial Demon- strates >20% Longer Life for Leading Industrial Enzyme Manufacturer • Is it a Dirtbox or a Gearbox? How to Use Offline Filters to Rescue Dirty Gearboxes • Measuring Water Contamination in Industrial Oils: A Practical Alternative to Karl Fischer Titration Check out the full list of white papers by visiting MachineryLubrication. com and clicking on the "White Papers" link. FEATURED WHITE PAPERS BY THE NUMBERS Find more great ar ticle s and content f rom M achin er y Lubric ation magazin e onlin e. From web exclusive s and indus tr y n ews to vide os , white pap er s , buyer 's guide s and more, ever y thing that relate s to machin er y lubric ation is available now on w w w. M achin er yLubric ation .com . 36 % of lubrication professionals say a preventive oil change is the most common type of oil change performed at their plant, based on a recent survey at NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM www . | May - June 2018 | 47

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