Making It Home For The Holidays And More As we get around to putting a bow on our December issue each year, I tend to cast about for some holiday-esque theme to put smiles on your faces. This year, I thought you might be interested in my year-end plans… I’m outta’ here (Chicagoland) soon, bound for […]
A Visit from St. Nicholas (2012 Asset Management Version) With another year drawing to a close, I’ve updated my version of this holiday treasure by weaving in themes from my 2012 columns: Asset management, PAS-55, reliability, work instructions and training, to name a few. Keep in mind that the underlying story is a fantasy (despite many […]
When times are tight, it can be tempting to skimp on the maintenance associated with your compressed air system. Replacement of parts and consumables associated with compressor lubrication, filtration and belt-drives are items that are sometimes put on hold if budgets are stretched. Ignoring maintenance on your compressors, dryers and filters, however, can cost you […]
2012 In Review: Accent On The Positive If we had to pluck one theme from the recent elections and apply it to this month’s year-end review column, it might be the “Are you better off?” question. For the record, I didn’t ask our Reader Panelists to assess 2012 using this particular yardstick. If I had, it […]
Next-Generation, Extended-Life Contamination Control Products Air Sentry® is a leading developer of contamination control products that keep particulate matter and excess moisture from the headspace inside vessels like gearboxes that hold lubricants, greases, hydraulic fluids and fuels. This extends the life of critical machinery and equipment, and significantly reduces lifecycle costs. The company’s innovative products […]
It’s an area where the one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, we’re looking for ways to reduce the significant purchase and disposal costs of lubricants used in our plant. Can you suggest some strategies for extending lubricant life? Diagnosis: If a lubricant is to lead a long, productive, healthy life, it must combat dirt, heat, moisture and apathy. Heat directly affects […]
Motors drive industry and, ultimately, drive the success of corporations and organizations all over the world. Maintenance professionals need to ensure that the motors their companies depend upon are running optimally. To make good decisions about maintenance or repair, they need the best information they can obtain about their motors’ condition. Baker Instrument Co. (an […]