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2008/January/February
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
What’s in your oil? Contaminants unseen by the human eye can significantly affect a plant’s overall output. Thus, oil analysis is a crucial component in oil and machinery health. Regular oil analysis can reduce downtime and extend equipment...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 3614 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/March/April
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
The places where lubrication is needed aren’t always made to order. Too often, lubricants are required to stand up (and perform without a hitch) under some of the most severe conditions imaginable—extremely hot and cold environments,...
Saturday, 01 March 2008 | 2367 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/May/June
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
With so much riding on a processor’s ability to help feed the world, the incorrect choice can be a killer in more ways than one. Hungry for improved reliability and increased profitability in your food processing operations? Proper...
Thursday, 01 May 2008 | 3670 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/March/April
Author:Deron Jozokos LUDECA, Inc
Becoming a “Reliable Plant” and staying there requires keeping abreast of constantly changing and improving technologies and practices. Deron Jozokos LUDECA, Inc. This article was originally published in the December 2007 issue of...
Saturday, 01 March 2008 | 1436 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/May/June
Author:Eric Rasmusson, Generation Systems, Inc.
Lubrication reliability is an extremely important and complex issue that may not be getting enough attention in many plants. This type of “forgetfulness” can be very costly. These days, successful manufacturing and process organizations...
Thursday, 01 May 2008 | 1530 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/July/August
Author:Frank Higgins and John Seelenbinder, Ph.D.
Lubricating fluids degrade over time depending on various external and internal influences, including type and age of equipment, ambient temperature and humidity and degree of use and load on equipment, etc. It is well established that monitoring...
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 | 1366 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/May/June
Author:Heinz P. Bloch Contributing Editor
Despite being an accepted method of lubrication in countless reliability-focused process plants around the globe, questions about this technology continue to surface. In early 2008, two widely read U.S. trade journals carried articles on...
Thursday, 01 May 2008 | 2639 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/July/August
Author:Heinz P. Bloch Contributing Editor
As the reader will recall from Part I of this two-part article, dry sump oil mist on electric motors represents wellproven technology. In the mid-1960s, oil mist—a mixture of 200,000 volume parts of clean and dry plant or instrument air with one...
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 | 3983 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January/February
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E. Contributing Editor
Part I of II…   The point of this two-part article is to alert the reader to the (often considerable) merits of twin-screw rotary compressors and to set the record straight on wet screw machines. For both dry screw and wet screw...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 6041 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/March/April
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E. Contributing Editor
Part I of this two-part series (LUBRICATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY, Jan./Feb. 2008) emphasized the application ranges and volume control options of twin-screw compressors. It explained the general features of these dual-shaft rotary machines,...
Saturday, 01 March 2008 | 3331 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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