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.
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.
Easily extend the life of your equipment and lubricant by making a few modifications to your lubrication program.
Learn how to obtain a multilayered oil sample from 55-gallon drums using a hand-held vacuum pump or a pipette style sampling tube.
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.
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.
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.
Desiccant breathers are an effective preventive maintenance tool to mitigate moisture contamination into your equipment. However, choosing the right one for your application can be tricky.
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.