Archive | May/June

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Justify Your Equipment Reliability Enhancements

Bearing applications are ideal places to look for process and cost improvements around your plant. As illustrated by the following examples, cost-justifying these enhancements often is very easy—in many cases, much easier than you might have imagined. To cool or not to cool pump bearing housings Many refinery applications deal with flammable fluids. Safety and […]

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Introduction To Synthetic Lubricants & Their Applications

These days, equipment is running faster and hotter than ever to meet productivity demands—and higher performance lubricants are required to meet these demands. Synthetics offer that level of performance. Synthetics aren’t new; they’ve been around for 70 years. Esters were used in WWII by both Germany and the U.S. to keep equipment running under harsh […]

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Connecting With Centralized Lubrication Technology

Every moving part on a machine benefits from timely and effective lubrication to help reduce wear, minimize lubricant consumption and maximize efficiency. These benefits can be more fully realized by introducing centralized lubrication technology to deliver the right lubricant at the right time in the right quantity to the right point of use. All types […]

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Education and Training

Training has changed radically over the past decade. Nowhere are these changes more evident than in the maturation of training that is based on or utilizes electronic media, including numerous additions to the training lexicon. Here are just a few of the most important terms maintenance professionals need to know as they make their way […]

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Lubricant Analysis Supports Predictive Maintenance

Today’s most successful lubrication programs—those that boast high percentages of equipment availability and enviable machine longevity—depend heavily on identifying contaminants in lube oils and other factors that can cause mechanical damage. Identification of the root causes of internal damage is definitely part of effective lubrication management. Information on the type and extent of contamination then […]

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Safe Work Practices For Workplace Disasters

Despite well-established policies, procedures and recordkeeping, unexpected obstacles or snags often cause setbacks during scheduled or routine maintenance. In most cases, we’ve allotted adequate time to overcome these problems, allowing for safe and thorough completion of the task within a timeframe that doesn’t hurt the up rate of the process. On the other hand, what […]

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Advances In Arc-Resistant Motor Control Equipment

Arc flash is responsible for about 80% of electricalrelated injuries. It occurs when an arc fault superheats the air around it, expanding and creating a pressure wave within the enclosure. The resulting arc plasma then vaporizes everything with which it comes in contact. In industrial settings, many things could compromise the air space that acts […]

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Joining The FSI Team

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor The most successful series on television these days is the CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) franchise. Modeled on the classic Sherlock Holmes “whodunit” format, this modern series uses a seductive mix of cutting-edge forensic technology and common sense to quench our quixotic need to provide simple answers and solutions for complex problems. […]

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