Archive | July, 2007

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Oil Mist Systems In The Plant-Wide Lubrication Of General Purpose Machinery

Plant-wide oil mist systems have been in use in numerous reliability-minded refineries and petrochemical plants since the mid-1960s. The 8th (2000) and subsequent editions of the API-610 Standard for centrifugal pumps also have described advantageous application parameters for oil mist. In the United States, Canada, South America, the Middle East and Pacific Rim countries, oil […]

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Introduction To Synthetic Lubricants & Their Applications

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 finished synthetic lubricant. As a result, there can be major differences in performance for the same synthetic type from different suppliers. Case histories and […]

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Lubrication Management & Technology News

DECKER TO HEAD TYCO FLOW CONTROLPatrick Decker has been named president of Tyco Flow Control, a business segment of Tyco International and one of the world’s largest providers of fl ow control products. Decker joined Tyco in May 2003 as the CFO of its Plastics & Adhesives business. In his most recent role with the […]

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An Independent State Of Mind

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor As this July 4th rolled around, my thoughts drifted back to 1776 and the excitement that must have surrounded America’s independence from British rule. Yet, as the British lamented their loss of the Americas, they too were on the cusp of celebrating a unique revolution of their own—the Industrial Revolution. Seven […]

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Communications: The Maintenance/Engineering Partnership

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Whenever the cost of a repair is calculated, it typically is broken down into two specific components—parts and labor. The stocking of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) parts in preparation for a planned or unplanned maintenance event typically necessitates ongoing partnerships with multiple vendors. The set-up and continued management of these […]

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Factors For Success In Lean Maintenance

With management support and implementation of the right amount of the right technology in the right areas, improving maintenance performance doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. One of the most popular buzzwords in business today is “lean.” This term conveys the idea of fat reduction. In industry, fat reduction includes the elimination of enterprise […]

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Careful Planning, Hard Work And Luck

The successful and speedy Comanche Peak steam generator replacement was marked by real teamwork from the get-go. Shattering a world record… Careful Planning, Hard Work And Luck On April 20, 2007, TXU closed Comanche Peak Unit 1’s breaker and ramped up in power, completing a combined steam generator and reactor head replacement outage that began […]

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Publishers Notes: Strategic Partnering

Bill Kiesel, Vice President/Publisher At a time of great challenge and opportunity in the global business environment, tremendous forces are reshaping today’s marketplace. How manufacturing responds to this is critical. The Maintenance and Reliability function of your plants and facilities is crucial to staying competitive. Market intelligence and evidence-based recommendations enable businesses to make better […]

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