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September 28, 2014
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Detection Of Cooling-Water Intrusion Into Standby-Power Diesel Engines

This case study discusses pitfalls associated with the condition-monitoring of oil in a generator’s lubrication system. By Randall Noon, P.E. Diesel-engine generators, the stalwart mainstays of standby-power systems, offer several advantages: They efficiently provide electrical power, when needed, with the push of a button or automatically, perhaps, when under-voltage conditions in the grid trip their […]

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June 19, 2014
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Des-Case Acquires ESCO Oil Sight Glass Portfolio

Nashville, TN-based Des-Case Corp. has purchased the visual-oil-analysis line of  ESCO Products, Inc., the well-known Texas manufacturer of oil sight glasses and level-monitoring technologies and distributor of Copaltite and Dow Corning products. The acquired portfolio includes ESCO’s 3-D BullsEye Viewport, oil sight glasses, indicators and level monitors. Headquartered in Houston, family owned and operated ESCO has been in business for nearly 50 years. Its visual-oil-analysis product […]

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May 27, 2014
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Several KLOZURE Bearing Isolators Receive Upgraded IP Ratings

Garlock has announced that several products in its KLOZURE line of bearing isolators have received upgraded ingress protection (IP) ratings from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s NEMA MG-1 2009 Part 5 specification. The GUARDIAN, MICRO-TEC II, SGI and EnDuro have been upgraded from IP55 and IP56 sealing ratings to IP65 and IP66 sealing ratings, confirming their suitability […]

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April 24, 2013
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Lubrication Checkup: Sludge Prevention

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom:   Dear Dr. Lube: While changing out unreadable sight-gauges on some large gearbox reservoirs, we discovered a wall of sludge in the tank bottoms. Is it preventable? Diagnosis:  Large gearboxes are almost always oil-lubricated, and typically employ a dual system wherein the reservoir is filled with oil to a […]

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