Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
Why wireless sensor Fmax is Critical. Lack of lubrication is a major cause of bearing damage & bearing failure. Therefore, it is critical for vibration sensors to be able to detect the higher frequency vibration resulting from lack of lubrication, which is generally far above 1kHz..
- Mike Olszewski
- Reliability Concepts
Due to limited time and tight schedules, major outages require many resources and are often stressful processes. While many companies focus on reactive maintenance because of a culture built decades ago, a small perspective change toward a proactive approach can provide enormous value to equipment reliability and uptime.
- Ed Duda
Learn how finished lubricants are formulated and the types of base oils, additives and thickeners that are used and why. The pros and cons of a variety of lubricant components are explained, and explanations are given for the selections made as determined by the final use of the lubricant.
- Scott Leipprandt
- Lubrication Engineers
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes