Archive | September, 2008

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The Fundamentals: How to Begin Maintenance Scheduling

Many maintenance efforts have come up short due to ineffective scheduling. Imagine that you are planning a trip. You select a destination and decide upon the route to take. You tune up the car, rotate the tires and send the dog over to stay at your sister’s. You figure your expenses, develop a travel budget […]

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The Fundamentals: The Reports We Produce

Getting through to management in the right way is critical to the health of your PdM program. When someone talks about his/her predictive maintenance (PdM) program, we commonly hear about great saves and machinery problems that have been resolved. This would lead most of us to believe that these programs are thriving and well-funded with […]

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Problem Solvers

ext-Generation Turbine OilsConocoPhillips has introduced its next-generation Diamond Class™ Turbine Oil to meet the complex performance demands of power plant gas turbines. According to the manufacturer, this highly advanced turbine oil, a tribranded offering featuring the Conoco, 76 Lubricants and Phillips 66 brands, is formulated from exclusive ConocoPhillips hydrocracked base stocks and offered in three […]

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Environmentally Considerate Lubricants

Increased awareness of the environment and tighter legislation have led to increased use of environmentally considerate lubricants. When operating in environmentally sensitive areas such as mines, forests, lakes, rivers, harbors and ski-slopes, equipment may require lubricants that help reduce environmental risks. Environmentally considerate lubricants should combine a number of important properties, including high biodegradability, which […]

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Boosting your bottom line

Start With The Basics Motors drive the industrial and commercial sectors, and therefore contribute significantly to their electric load and your electric bill. However, motors often are overlooked as an energy efficiency opportunity. Management sees computers, lighting and refrigerators every day, but is usually unaware of the contribution motors make to overall operating costs or […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community NOTEWORTHY MANAGEMENT CHANGES ConocoPhillips has announced a number of senior management changes. Among them: John Carrig, former executive VP, Finance, and CFO, will now serve as president and COO and continue to report to Jim Mulva, chairman and CEO. Jim Gallogly, who had been executive […]

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Understanding Canned Motor Pumps

Of course, volumes have been written as to why pumps fail. Also, it is no stretch to assert that, when pump fires result from such failures, a mechanical seal is usually involved (Fig. 1). Mechanical seals often fail as a consequence of prior bearing distress. In some instances, seal manufacturers supply products with close clearances […]

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How Clean Is The New Oil In Your Equipment?

The key link in the chain of fluid cleanliness is the distributor (who also is referred to as a “marketer” by some companies). Most lubricants today are delivered to the end user from distributors. With the growing awareness of the importance of fluid cleanliness to equipment reliability, more progressive distributors are using fluid cleanliness as […]

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