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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Give your equipment lubricants the respect they deserve. Keep them well-filtered and clean!
By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister Symptom: After running a newly purchased hydraulic system for several weeks, we’ve noticed that two of the cylinder seals are leaking. How can this happen in brand-new equipment?
Learn how a well-designed filtration-improvement program is helping specialty-metals producer ATI Wah Chang realize significant savings through enhanced equipment reliability.
A range of traditional and advanced options are available to help you monitor your bearings. Don’t disregard any of them.
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 […]