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
Preventive and predictive maintenance may achieve the same goals (healthy assets), but only one keeps costs reined in while improving maintenance as a business value driver.
- Frederic Baudart
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
Safety and Reliability go hand in hand. Injuries, fatalities, and unplanned downtime can be costly from both a human and business standpoint. Finding solutions that put both safety & reliability into the same plan are key to protecting employees, assets, and operations.........
- Rudy Wodrich
Keeping the focus on Trending, in Trending Part 1 we discussed qualitative trending and focused on the change in appearance. This week we switch from qualitative to quantitative trending...
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
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