A major chemical plant was changing oil in one of their blowers every 4 months. By utilizing oil analysis and eliminating contamination through filtration they were able to drastically extend their oil change intervals, saving maintenance time and costs.
Lubricant contamination can happen in many unexpected ways, leading to costly downtime. Pay attention to threats not just at the equipment, but throughout the lubricant’s journey in your facility.
How, where, and when oil samples are extracted influence the integrity of your oil analysis data. Knowing the goals of oil sampling will help you understand why oil sampling is a vital and necessary function to the oil analysis process.
The way oil samples are labeled, packaged, and mailed plays an important role in the speed and effectiveness of your results. Follow these simple dos and don'ts to improve your oil sampling submission method.
If lube routes and other non-value-added maintenance activities are the norm in your facility, it’s time to get more proactive and data-driven. Here’s some guidance.
With surging demands and limited resources, you may not have enough time to grease each lubrication point. Many facilities are automating their lubrication process due to the host of benefits it offers compared to manual lubrication.
Proper lubrication is key when it comes to maintaining your equipment. Utilizing a color-coded system in your lubrication process can eliminate errors and ensures the "Right Product” is applied to the “Right Location”.
Get a little help sorting through the numbers and convoluted terminology, so you can make the most of this important reliability intel.
Hydrolysis in machinery lubricant can cause permanent degradation of your oil, rust in your machines, even total equipment failure. Here’s how to identify and prevent this problem.
Transferring lubricants with dirty, used containers and universal funnels exposes your oil to all sorts of contamination and poses risks to critical equipment. Here are some examples of what not to do.