Archive | July, 2007

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Part II: Introduction To Synthetic Lubricants & Their Applications

Part II: Selection Improved equipment operation and energy savings are two welcome benefits associated with the selection of the correct synthetic for the job. All synthetics are not alike. Selection should be based on the optimum base stock type for the application. The additive system, which also is very important, imparts unique properties to the […]

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The Fundamentals: How To Write An Effective PM Procedure

Follow these steps in developing the type of world-class document and process that provides real value throughout your operations. If you want to change your current maintenance reality, you must begin with the basics. One of the cornerstones of a successful maintenance effort is the precise execution of thoughtful, well-written preventive maintenance (PM) procedures. There […]

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The Fundamentals: Shaft Seals On Rotary Valves & Airlocks

When it comes to sealing solutions for your bulk handling systems, you may have more options than you thought. Rotary valves and airlocks are fundamental components in bulk material handling systems. They serve to accurately meter product from storage into a process, as well as to isolate pressure differentials between storage and conveying systems. The […]

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The Fundamentals: Effects Of Doubling Up On Hearing Protection

Most end users think OEMs take particular pains to design things that last. That’s true in most cases, but not all. Will doubling up or wearing dual protection-an earmuff in addition to earplugs- provide added protection against extreme noise levels? The answer is yes, according to a recently released Sound Source™ bulletin from the Bacou-Dalloz […]

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Problem Solvers

Pump-Operated Piston Bins Assmann’s 400-gallon polyethylene, non-pressure piston bins are ideal for transporting and storing viscous products up to 500,000 centipoise. They function via a pump operated system that both fills and discharges through a 3″ bottom valve. Materials are protected from air, moisture, dirt and other contamination in the bin with the use of […]

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Solution Spotlight: Meeting Specialized Needs Of Air Compressors

Plant operations rely on proper and consistent performance from air compressors—when compressors fail, production can quickly be brought to a halt. Accurate compressor lubricant selection is essential to prevent lubricant-related issues that could cost a plant considerable downtime. The type of lubricant needed can vary greatly depending on the type of compressor or gas being […]

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Mineral-Based Lubricant Exchange

Some of the most crucial issues in lubricant management involve getting the right lubricant to the right place at the right time. On many occasions, getting these things “right” is not particularly problematic. What happens, however, when something does go wrong around your operations? Your inventory control may not have been updated, shipments may have […]

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Perseverance, Surprises and Unintended Consequences

By the time I joined Rentech in 2000, the three Clark TCV 16 engine/compressors compressing hydrogen and nitrogen at our East Dubuque Ammonia Plant had begun experiencing shortened packing life. Packing life on the 4600 psi 3rd and 4th stages—that historically had reached 18 to 24 months—suddenly fell to just three to six months. Excessive […]

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