Archive | September, 2007

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Maintenance Quarterly: At last…Shock Monitoring For Reciprocating Compressors

Although overall vibration trending is an excellent tool for monitoring rotating machinery health, it is not generally effective for monitoring reciprocating compressors. Many typical faults on reciprocating machinery are characterized by mechanical looseness, which results in impacting or shock events in the machine. Impacts producing very short duration pulses in the vibration signal generally have […]

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Maintenance Quarterly: Get The Most Out Of Your Industrial Training Efforts

That big emphasis on “doing more with less” at your site also may apply to training efforts. This quick checklist can help you cut to the chase. Considering the potential dangers of any industrial workplace, it’s important to ensure that your employees receive the training they really need. Beyond safety concerns, there also are environmental […]

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Accurate, on-the-spot analysis, anywhere, anytime:Portable FT-IR Spectrometers Get Tough

Portable FT-IR Spectrometers Get Tough 2 Technologies has rolled out its new Mobility Series of Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectrometers. Developed for use in the field, these rugged, selfcontained units are purpose-built to move FT-IR spectroscopy out of the conventional analytical laboratory and closer to the source of the sample. That means anywhere in the […]

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Synthetic Lubricant Exchange

While the word synthetic often can be a negative term, implying something artificial or cheap, in lubrication, just the opposite is true. Synthetic lubricants, overall, have superior performance characteristics compared to their petroleum counterparts (see Table I). While they may be more expensive, in this case, “synthetic” means improved. Defining synthetic lubricants In general, the […]

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How To Write An Effective Lubrication Procedure

The development of an effective lubrication procedure is the backbone of a successful, World-Class maintenance program. Once developed, this procedure can be expanded into the method by which all of the bearings in your unique process receive the proper lubrication. A well-designed lubrication procedure must address three separate and distinct issues. Specifi cally, each bearing […]

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Part I – Oil Cleanliness: The Key To Equipment Reliability

In today’s highly competitive global economy, equipment reliability is more critical than ever. Fluid cleanliness is key to that reliability and, ultimately, uptime. As a result, companies that recognize the importance of fluid cleanliness are more capable of delivering productivity and profits than those that ignore this issue. Over 70% of equipment failures can be […]

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Storage Preservation Strategies

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 equipment bearings, Best-of-Class companies have taken steps to install the most advanced bearing housing protector seals. These rotating labyrinth seals are configured so […]

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Lubrication Management & Technology News

BEGELEY TO HEAD NEW GE ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS Charlene T. Begley has been named president and CEO of GE Enterprise Solutions, a new business focused on helping GE’s global customers increase their productivity through superior information management and automation solutions. Begley has previously led GE’s Plastics, Transportation and GE Fanuc Automation units. She most recently served in […]

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