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Part II: Introduction To Synthetic Lubricants & Their Applications

Part II: Selection Improved equipment operation and energy savings are two welcome benefits associated with the selection of the correct synthetic for the job. 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 […]

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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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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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Perseverance, Surprises and Unintended Consequences

By the time I joined Rentech in 2000, the three Clark TCV 16 engine/compressors compressing hydrogen and nitrogen at our East Dubuque Ammonia Plant had begun experiencing shortened packing life. Packing life on the 4600 psi 3rd and 4th stages—that historically had reached 18 to 24 months—suddenly fell to just three to six months. Excessive […]

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Mineral-Based Lubricant Exchange

Some of the most crucial issues in lubricant management involve getting the right lubricant to the right place at the right time. On many occasions, getting these things “right” is not particularly problematic. What happens, however, when something does go wrong around your operations? Your inventory control may not have been updated, shipments may have […]

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Solution Spotlight: Meeting Specialized Needs Of Air Compressors

Plant operations rely on proper and consistent performance from air compressors—when compressors fail, production can quickly be brought to a halt. Accurate compressor lubricant selection is essential to prevent lubricant-related issues that could cost a plant considerable downtime. The type of lubricant needed can vary greatly depending on the type of compressor or gas being […]

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Problem Solvers

Pump-Operated Piston Bins Assmann’s 400-gallon polyethylene, non-pressure piston bins are ideal for transporting and storing viscous products up to 500,000 centipoise. They function via a pump operated system that both fills and discharges through a 3″ bottom valve. Materials are protected from air, moisture, dirt and other contamination in the bin with the use of […]

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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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