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Cleaning Up A Maintenance Nightmare

About The Kruger Organization The Kruger Organization is a 100-year-old global company operating under five business units. It manufactures and markets a variety of products related to pulp and paper, including: newsprint, specialty grades, lightweight coated paper, directory paper, tissue, recycled linerboard, corrugated containers, lumber and other wood products. According to company literature, Kruger is […]

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Oil Analysis Showcase

What’s in your oil? Contaminants unseen by the human eye can significantly affect a plant’s overall output. Thus, oil analysis is a crucial component in oil and machinery health. Regular oil analysis can reduce downtime and extend equipment life—helping save both money and resources. Sampling products for in-house analysis, as well as outside laboratory services […]

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Oil Cleanliness: The Key To Equipment Reliability

Part I of this three-part series covered basic filtration principles and how to measure fluid cleanliness using the ISO 4406 chart. Part II focused on filter placement and setting cleanliness codes to maximize equipment reliability. In this concluding installment, the author discusses setting up a cleanliness program to maximize equipment reliability.   As noted in […]

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Our Perspective: Primary Sense Is Common Sense

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor During a five-hour flight to the West Coast, I had depleted the battery life of my laptop computer. Needing some type of diversion, I was forced to delve into the marsupial wonders of my front seat pocket. Settling on the airline’s in-flight magazine, I was delighted to find an article discussing […]

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Problem Solvers

Lubricant-Free Bearings The NA Poly-Round® bearings from EDT Corp have a plane bearing surface, thus eliminating the need for lubrication. More so, they will not fail catastrophically. With a 12-plus month life cycle, the amount of wear of the observable bearings can be determined through visual inspection. Once worn, the bearings will not cause damage […]

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Screw Compressors: Types, Application Range And Control

Part I of II…   The point of this two-part article is to alert the reader to the (often considerable) merits of twin-screw rotary compressors and to set the record straight on wet screw machines. For both dry screw and wet screw compressors, typical rotor profiles are shown in Fig. 1. These machines represent a […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community EMERSON ACQUIRES THE AUTOMATION GROUPEmerson today announced that it has acquired The Automation Group (TAG) of Houston, TX. TAG becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson’s capabilities for providing technical and management services for the design, engineering and implementation of process automation systems […]

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