Who does cost avoidance? What is it? Where would you apply it? Why would you worry about it? These are the questions that one should ask themselves. Most of the time is spent doing the physical work and analyzing that data to determine the condition or health of the equipment rather than thinking what our group did to save the company money. This article explains the methodology we used and why you should care about cost avoidance.
- Patricia Warner
- Cummins Inc.
Point of care oil analysis testing is now established and accelerating as companies find reliability improvements and cost savings.
- Daniel Walsh
- AMETEK Spectro Scientific
Although not an actual fault zone, the machine train is considered an important peripheral that is attached to and affects the motor. Listen to this episode to hear Todd and Noah go into detail about the machine train.
- Todd Gunderson Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
In this interview, John Sander, Vice President of Research and Development at Lubrication Engineers, goes in depth about industrial grease. He explains what grease is, how it is different from lubricating oil, how to choose the correct grease for an application, the different types of thickeners used in grease, the reason many grease formulators are moving away from lithium thickeners, the NLGI grease grade scale, and what’s coming in the future for grease formulators and end users..
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
Artesis Predictive Maintenance Solutions are applied in a variety of industries and applications for improved manufacturing plant reliability and availability. One of these applications is Positive Displacement Blowers, where Artesis is used most frequently.
- Tumay Karaver
- Artesis Technology Systems
Jeff Hay, the CEO of RDI Technologies, discusses Motion Amplification; a camera based technology invented by RDI. Jeff believes that the camera is the sensor of the future because visualization is faster, safer, and makes the complex more simple. Since starting RDI, he has created and patented multiple methods for using camera technology to visualize and measure motion.
- Jeff Hay
- RDI Technologies
Companies need to recognize the importance of good sampling practices when it comes to the results of their oil analysis program. That small 70 mL sample submitted to your lab represents all the oil circulating in the equipment. Here are a few simple tips you can take to ensure you get a good, clean sample, that is representative of the oil in your system.
- Bernie Hall