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
While infrared is one of the most versatile of condition monitoring tools, we often fail to utilize it to its full potential. We know infrared is a key technology for all levels of electrical applications but when establishing condition monitoring programs, we may not realize what a great support technology it is for a variety of mechanical applications....
- Roy Huff
- The Snell Group
A stator mechanical fault is created when the stator core becomes loose within the motor frame, or if the windings are loose between the stator slots. A loose stator core or winding over a period of time will cause...
- Bill Kruger
- ALL-TEST Pro
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
In the world of horse racing, guessing the winners is pretty much a gamble. But imagine if a gambler knew in advance the trifecta of the race. It would be a no-brainer, and they would put everything they had on the race knowing they would see huge returns on the investment...
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Failure mechanisms such as misalignment, balance, or lubrication issues can cause machinery failure. Many of these problems can be identified using standard non-destructive testing (NDT) methods including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and tribology....
- Trent Martz
- IVC Technologies
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
EMSDs, along with data analysis and a new approach to maintenance called condition-based maintenance, can exploit the information age to not only bridge the knowledge gap, but to also improve the efficiency, safety, reliability and cost of electrical system maintenance…
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.