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Lubrication

Figure courtesy of Blau, P. J. (2016), Tribosystem Analysis, A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Wear Problems, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.
Lubrication June 2, 2020

Find a common tribology perspective

When chemists, materials scientists and mechanical engineers work on the same problem, finding a common language can be difficult but rewarding

By Dr. Nancy McGuire
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication June 1, 2020

Survey says better test methods needed for industrial lubricants in manufacturing

Participants also pointed out workforce and operational challenges

By Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Maintenance February 4, 2020

Seven steps for a successful shutdown

Follow these steps to ensure a successful outage and restart.

By Steve Hall
Courtesy: John Crane
Maintenance November 11, 2019

Your questions answered: Tips on avoiding leakage, downtime and equipment failure

Presenters Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain from John Crane answered questions on topics such as adequate seal pot pressure, seal reliability, and more.

By Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain
A basic care program for rotating equipment enables operations to accurately record, communicate and act upon process and inspection data. Courtesy: SKF
Maintenance October 11, 2019

Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

By Jim Turnbull
Courtesy: Royal Manufacturing Co.
Lubrication October 4, 2019

Selecting lubricating greases: What you should know

Pay close attention to specifications and monitor your operations closely.

By Dr. Anoop Kumar and Nancy McGuire
Courtesy: Emerson North America
Energy Management August 12, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 5-11

Articles about managing an engineering career, burner management, lubrication and bearings, collaborative robot benefits, and lubrication aesthetics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 5-11. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Axel Americas/STLE
Lubrication August 6, 2019

Aesthetics in lubricating greases

There are several kinds of lubricating greases available with notably distinct differences in colors, tackiness level and smell.

By Debbie Sniderman
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication August 5, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 29 to August 4

Articles about lubrication advice, managing an engineering career, IIoT tips, maintenance process redesign, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 29 to August 4. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Maintenance July 29, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 22-28

Articles about alarm management tips, lubrication advice, NFPA 70E advice, maintenance process redesign, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra