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2007/November/December
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
There is plenty to consider when acquiring a lube cart, including flow rate, filter type and viscosity range, among others. Aside from their many options and customizable features, lube carts offer the flexibility of portable—and...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 3737 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/May/June
Author:Glenn Anderson Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
Despite well-established policies, procedures and recordkeeping, unexpected obstacles or snags often cause setbacks during scheduled or routine maintenance. In most cases, we've allotted adequate time to overcome these problems, allowing for safe...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1398 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/January/February
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E. Contributing Editor
Oil skimming capabilities enhance oil/water separating… Power generation facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from wastewater. Such equipment, however, usually is not going to be particularly effi cient when it comes to...
Monday, 01 January 2007 | 1442 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/November/December
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E. Contributing Editor
If you ever have dealt with small steam turbines, chances are that issues of bearing selection and lubrication had to be addressed. Among these are issues of rolling element bearings vs. sleeve bearings, types of lubrication and application of...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 2575 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/January/February
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
According to statistical reliability data, as much as 65% of the life cycle costs are determined during the design, procurement and installation phases of new machinery applications [Ref. 1]. While design and procurement are important aspects for...
Monday, 01 January 2007 | 1976 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/March/April
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Mechanical seal optimization and rolling element bearing selection are critical issues for any plant. In this installment, we review case studies and associated cost justifications to learn how making the right decisions regarding these components...
Thursday, 01 March 2007 | 1593 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/May/June
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Bearing applications are ideal places to look for process and cost improvements around your plant. As illustrated by the following examples, cost-justifying these enhancements often is very easy—in many cases, much easier than you might have...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1458 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/September/October
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
In their quest for improved machinery reliability, many companies have rightly turned their attention to such opportunities as synthetic hydrocarbon lubricants, dry sump oil-mist lubrication and automated grease lubrication systems. To protect...
Saturday, 01 September 2007 | 4115 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/May/June
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor
Arc flash is responsible for about 80% of electricalrelated injuries. It occurs when an arc fault superheats the air around it, expanding and creating a pressure wave within the enclosure. The resulting arc plasma then vaporizes everything with...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1520 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2007/May/June
Author:Jerry McLain SKF USA Inc.
Every moving part on a machine benefits from timely and effective lubrication to help reduce wear, minimize lubricant consumption and maximize efficiency. These benefits can be more fully realized by introducing centralized lubrication technology to...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1558 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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