Hand-Held Filtration System
Water contamination in lubricating oils causes premature oil degradation and accelerated wear of machine component. Prevention and control of water contamination is very often the most reliable means of preventing equipment failures. The use of portable filtration systems will help to reduce the amount of water contamination in lubricating oils.
turbine
Turbines are critical to the operation of power generation plants, however when one goes down it has major costs associated with maintenance activities and downtime. Advanced annual oil analysis provides an additional layer of insurance, recommended by organizations like ASTM and EPRI. The testing is aligned with common issues that turbine oils often encounter.
55-gallon drums stored in a dirty lube room
A dark, dingy, and cluttered “lube area” can be overwhelming and frustrating to search for the lubricant that you need to top-off your equipment. But a little organization and following FIFO inventory control methods will help you find the right product and ensure it is appropriate for use - saving you time and money.
Taking reference samples at arrival, storage, and transfer
To get more value from oil analysis, it is important to take reference samples so you’re not missing out on valuable insights.
spectrum bulk oil storage system intelligent stack
Do you need a centralized lube room? Do you have the space for it? Maybe there is a better option to where lubricants are stored. Like strategically placing them where they are needed. In this article we discuss implementing a point of use strategy when storing lubricants.
sensei olex on centrifugal pump
Sensei helps you keep constant watch on the lubricant inside your equipment in real-time. Now, instead of doing the typical lube routes, unnecessary maintenance and emergency service...your team can move more proactively and efficiently.
oil containers with money image
It is that time of year to think about budget planning and investing in your lubrication program. It can be the single greatest factor in decreasing unplanned downtime. It also provides the greatest ROI. It doesn’t matter where you are in your lubrication program, as long as you continue to plan to improve it incrementally, you’ll see these benefits. Let’s look at how to achieve this and how it relates to budget planning.
two refinery workers repairing motor
Too often we see customers dive into change without any formal planning in place, providing little or no positive results. In our experience, the most effective approach has been to take a step back, assess the current state of your program, identify gaps in your process, and determine the elements critical in achieving your company’s goals. This allows you to outline a holistic approach to lubrication that incorporates a short, medium, and long-term plan aligned with your current staffing levels, budget, and operation performance metrics. There are many ways to put time back on the clock and run reliably.
Low oil sample volume in bottle
When too little oil sample volume is submitted to an oil analysis lab it prevents the lab from performing all the necessary tests required to analyze the lubricant condition. This causes delays in receiving your results as well as time and money wasted.
central lubrication product faimily
A central lubrication system makes the frequent lubrication of many points practical and feasible. They provide the appropriate lubrication quantity at the correct interval, minimizing friction and wear and optimizing machinery life. Learn about the variety of systems available.