vacuum pump and oil sampling port
The Journey of the Lubricant® is a series of stages, segregating your lubricant management program into 5 sequential steps during your lubricant's life on-site. Within these stages, dimensional sampling and oil analysis is key to maintaining the health of your lubricant.
Portable filtration systems
Selecting the right filtration system involves many different factors including particle size of contaminants, operating conditions of the system, and lubricant viscosity to name a few. As you research filtration systems, it’s important to consider all your options and taking your time in making the decision as it is an important component in reducing contaminants in your lubricant.
Karl Fischer Testing Apparatus
It is sometimes difficult to decide which test method should be used to determine water content in lubricating oils. Whichever method is used, one thing is certain – water is one of the major causes of lubricant, component, and machine failure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equipment doesn’t stop because temperature plummet. But the harsh winter weather can have an impact on your equipment – especially how it’s maintained. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could have difficulties making it through the winter.