Metal cutting milling operation with micro-dispensing
Fluid dispensing systems are used during the metal cutting operation to consistently apply uniform amounts of fluid to the process. There are several different types of these systems available and each has its own unique qualities. 
maintenance personnel working on equipment at refinery
Maintenance and operations often have a tense relationship. Both groups significantly impact an organization and its success. One cannot survive without the other. But, why is it common for maintenance and operations to bump heads? And what can be done to foster better working relationships?
journey of the sample
See what an oil sample goes through when you send it to the Trico Corporation for Oil Analysis. Get a sneak-peek into our process from when it first arrives, through all the series of tests, until the results come back to you!
Constant Level Oiler Selection
Constant level oilers have been around for more than ninety years maintaining a consistent level of oil in lubricating sumps. Although they are simple in method of lubrication by design, a lack of understanding the differences between the options available can lead to misapplication and neglect. Learn more about constant level oilers and how to select them for your specific applications.
Do you know you why we have different colored collars for the Opto-Matic Closed System Oiler? We offer three different colored collars and each provides a different function when it comes to installation and adjustability. In this article we address the differences.
API 610 is a standard relating to centrifugal pumps and their systems. It provides design criteria for the set-up and configuration of the actual centrifugal pump, as well as the ancillary products that are used to maintain them. Learn how this affects constant level lubrication and BS&W bowls.
Ferrographic analysis is used to help pinpoint the source of particles. The particles contained in the lubricant carry detailed information about the condition of the machine. This information is deduced from particle shape, composition, size, and concentration. But where do you start to obtain that information? A ferrogram is the first step.
Desiccant breathers are an excellent tool against water ingression; however, they do need to be replaced when spent to be able to protect your equipment from water issues. There are few tips to keep you on top of replacing desiccant breathers when needed.
Focusing on wear particles as part of your oil analysis program is key in preventing equipment failure. However, when it comes to wear particle detection and analysis, there are a number of test methods available. Become familiar with each test and when it is appropriate to use them.
Constant level oilers have been used effectively to maintain the level of oil in equipment for decades. They are reliable method, however application of them can cause these oilers to misfeed or leak. In this blog post we provide some troubleshooting techniques.