Equipment maintenance is a set of practices used to minimize loss and improve production. It requires a deep knowledge of equipment failure and behavior to develop an effective maintenance strategy. Once your maintenance team develops an understanding of why, how, and when equipment fails, you can create a proper maintenance strategy.
It is a well-known fact established within the lubrication industry that over 50 percent of all mechanical failures are consequences of poor lubrication practices. In a competitive environment where investors want maximum return on their investment
It is often misunderstood that bearings should be lubricated like bushings. Many people think that if a little lubricant is good, a ton must be better. It may be surprising to know that over-lubing a bearing is as bad as under-lubing. These kinds of lubrication and maintenance practices are being eradicated as their ineffectiveness become common knowledge. However, many traditional practices such as over-lubing continue to exist in many industrial environments.
Oil filtration is an integral component of equipment maintenance within a broad range of industries including automotive, power generation, manufacturing, oil refining, mining and more. Most of the traditional oil filter designs come in various sizes, dirt-holding capacities
A number of factors should be considered when selecting the right industrial lubricant. Lubricant manufacturers provide recommendations; however, this is not the only guide which can help you make the right decision.
The importance of lubricants used in industrial operations cannot be ignored. We all know that if things run smoothly, we’re in good shape. A bad bearing here and there can lead to chaos and in turn lead to disastrous situations.
From food-processing plants and refineries to power plants and manufacturing facilities, there are several recurring lubrication problems that seem to be widespread across all industries. The following are some of the common lubrication problems and their solutions
Lubricants are meant to help relieve machinery or engines of friction which occurs due to the intense movement of various parts. It is, however, a wide misconception that all lubricants are the same and can be interchanged. That is not true. Not all lubricants would function in one particular way and differ according to the application.
It is not difficult to understand why machines need appropriate kind of oil in the right amount to avoid failure. However, this is not enough to ensure optimum performance. If you don't have a sound plan to keep oil clean, your oil could be operating well below its potential efficiency.
A lubricant is a substance used between two moving surfaces to minimize wear, distribute heat, remove contaminants, reduce friction, and improve the overall efficiency. A deep understanding of the consequences of not using appropriate lubricants makes it easy to understand why lubricants and lubrication systems are imperative. We can categorize lubricants as solid, liquid, and gaseous.