There’s no better tool than oil analysis for predicting and preventing problems and optimizing machine performance. However, to understand what is really happening, you should consider multiple inputs involving your processes, practices, personnel, and application of the lubricant.
With a limited workforce and surging demands, many plants are becoming more proactive towards equipment reliability. They are utilizing IIoT devices such as Sensei OLEX. These plants have started with a pilot program and now are installing Sensei OLEX at additional plants.
Improper lubricant storage and handling can lead to contamination, safety threats and other problems with your lubricating oil. Dedicate some time to transform your entire you lube room into a clean, organized, and healthy place to store valuable lubricants.
API recently released the API Standard 610 12th additions relating to bearing housings. This addition includes some changes to the BS&W Bowls (Bottom Sediment and Water Bowls). Learn how these changes affect them.
There are several different options for installing and setting your constant level oilers. In this blog post we go over the options available.
Grease Lubricators are essential for any effective preventative or predictive maintenance program. Installing them will help ensure the right lubricant, in the right amount, and in the right frequency is successfully implemented as the foundation of you predictive/preventive program.
The past few years have been a challenge in obtaining the necessary lubricants to maintain equipment. Because of this, it becomes increasingly important to optimize lubricants in use and currently in inventory to prevent depletion. By making a few adjustments to your processes you can preserve lubricant condition and improve longevity.
A lot of companies have installed the Closed System Opto-Matic Oiler to protect their equipment from the ingression contaminants. The red collar closed system oiler has been experiencing a significant uptick, this is due to several unique advantages it has to offer over the standard closed system oiler.
A power generation plant received new hydraulic oil that was not up to par in ISO cleanliness code to put into their critical equipment. They used a drum pump filtration system on the 55-gallon drum to filter it for 1 hour. They were surprised by the results.
Never assume your new oil is clean. Always verify its condition with oil analysis to confirm viscosity, composition, and contamination levels. It'll confirm you received the correct oil and the next steps required to prepare it for application.