Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
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
In this Interview Tom Murphy shares his 30 year condition monitoring experience noticing how poorley, with some notable exceptions technical schools and universities teach. In the last 27 years he began to relaise two things: 1. Condition monitoring was more than just vibration and infrared, 2. Not all problems rotate..
- Tom Murphy
- Reliability Team Limited
Industry 4.0 applications generate a huge volume of complex data—big data. This naturally increases the potential for generating added value along the entire value chain. Only with relevant, high quality, and useful data—smart data—can the associated economic potential be unfolded...
- Dzianis Lukashevich
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
We at IRISS cannot stress the importance of safety for electrical personnel enough and that why we created the IR Windows and Ultrasound Ports to help protect those doing electrical inspection by minimizing risk in this CBM data collection task.
- Drew Walts
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