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.
Using Oil Intelligence to follow the lubricant's journey from arrival through its life cycle, you can see how every step offers an opportunity to implement practices that mitigate risks.
Implementing a color-coding system into your lubrication program is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to prevent adding the wrong lubricant to your equipment and preventing cross-contamination. Learn how to incorporate color into each stage of the Journey of the Lubricant® in this article.
Get a better understanding on monitoring particle counts, so you can take the appropriate corrective actions before machine failure occurs.
A Combined Cycle Power Generation plant adapts their lubrication and reliability program to address the various stages of the Journey of the Lubricant and realizes the full potential of a preventative lubrication and reliability program.
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.
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”.
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.
Every lubricant is subject to different conditions, processes and iffy human behavior throughout your facility (and even before it gets there). And at every turn is risk. From a lubricant’s arrival, to its storage, transfer and application, and throughout its life cycle, what happens can have a big impact on the viability of your lubricant.