Lubrication
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Lubrication June 7, 2017

Five lubrication warning signs to look for

Lubrication testing is common for preventive maintenance programs and people performing the tests should watch out for water, acid, and viscosity during the tests.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
LUBExpert creates an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant is designed to guide lube-techs before, during, and after re-greasing, resulting in optimal lubrication parameters on all assets. Courtesy: Ludeca
Lubrication May 12, 2017

On-board lubrication and greasing monitor

LUBExpert creates an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant is designed to guide lube-techs before, during, and after re-greasing, resulting in optimal lubrication parameters on all assets.

By Ludeca
The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green alternatives for corrosion protection in metalworking industries. Courtesy: Cortec Corporation
Lubrication January 12, 2017

Biobased/biodegradable coatings system

The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green alternatives for corrosion protection in metalworking industries.

By Cortec Corporation
The VpCI-368 corrosion-inhibiting coating is more powerful with the addition of extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors. VpCI-368 is designed to provide protection for metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions. Courtesy: Cortec
Lubrication January 10, 2017

Corrosion-inhibiting coating

The VpCI-368 corrosion-inhibiting coating is more powerful with the addition of extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors. VpCI-368 is designed to provide protection for metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions.

By Cortec
This riding roller bearing for a rotating kiln failed as a result of lubrication and contamination issues. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Lubrication November 3, 2016

Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.

By Richard R. Knotek, Motion Industries
Use of a low-grade lubricant can lead to compressor failure and downtime, both of which can be more costly than the savings from the lubrication cost. Courtesy: Ingersoll Rand
Lubrication October 5, 2016

The high cost of low-grade lubricants

A compressor’s ‘life blood’ is an important, but sometimes overlooked, component.

By David Gonzalez, Ingersoll Rand
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Lubrication September 21, 2016

Avoid surprises with preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance can help companies keep their machinery running and prevent faults, but users should consider noninvasive techniques that don't end up causing inadvertent damage during the maintenance process.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Figure 1.1: Example of incorrect screw on coupling where shank portion was into threads on other flange. 33PM 5th section dryer coupling hub bolts. Courtesy: Randy Riddell
Lubrication September 6, 2016

7 installation best practices to assure a reliable bolted joint

Bolted joints are an integral part of equipment and component reliability as they connect a majority of our process equipment. While the immediate reliability impact may not be noticed, the reliability of bolted joints should not be overlooked.

By Randy Riddell, SCA
Graco Inc. adds the A2800 vertical oil and A2900 vertical grease pumps to the LubePro™ series of injector-based automatic lubrication pumps. Courtesy: Graco Inc.
Lubrication August 25, 2016

Addition to LubePro pump series

Graco Inc. adds the A2800 vertical oil and A2900 vertical grease pumps to the LubePro™ series of injector-based automatic lubrication pumps.

By Graco Inc.
Lubrication July 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 4-10: Managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne