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2013/September
Author:Don Stewart, North American Stainless
North American Stainless is calling on QR codes to support its best-in-class maintenance practices.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | 983 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/February
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube: In the past we’ve always used mineral oil to lubricate the ammonia-refrigerant compressors that operate our ice rinks. As part of our sustainability program, I have been asked to review the use of synthetic lubricants....
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 | 1516 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/April
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: Dear Dr. Lube: While changing out unreadable sight-gauges on some large gearbox reservoirs, we discovered a wall of sludge in the tank bottoms. Is it preventable? Diagnosis: Large gearboxes are almost always oil-lubricated, and...
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | 1051 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/June
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Having implemented an in-house consolidation program, we hope to significantly reduce the number of lubricants that our site stocks and uses. We have a number of greases and gear lubricants of similar viscosity and want to know how...
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | 580 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “We are currently implementing a plant-wide ‘equipment reliability’ initiative promoting a tangible increase in failure reduction, life-cycle improvement and asset availability. We employ many automated lubrication systems and would...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 690 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/October
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “We’ve begun using a variety of single-point lubricators for remote plant bearings on HVAC rooftop units, cranes, conveyor drives, etc. While our bearing failure rate has decreased drastically, we still experience failures. Is that...
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 | 517 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/December
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “We’ve recently noticed that one of our critical gearboxes has started to run so hot that it can be barely touched by hand. It’s normally just warm to the touch. How detrimental is this situation, and what can we do about it?” ...
Thursday, 19 December 2013 | 518 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/July
Author:Enrique Mora, Mora Global Consultants, Inc.
This seasoned consultant says the correct answer to the question is ‘a lot.’ That is, if you want to bridge the skills gap and build a savvier, happier, more productive team.
Friday, 19 July 2013 | 629 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Enrique Santacana, President & CEO, ABB North America
If it seems like it’s taking a long time for the U.S. to rebound from the Great Recession, that’s because it is. In fact, the pace of this recovery is about half that of others experienced since the end of World War II, but it also seems weaker....
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 634 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/May
Author:Eugene Vogel, Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
Understanding the factors involved in pump performance is key to optimizing the fluid-handling systems in your operations.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2098 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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