Archive | November/December

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community POLARIS EXPANDS ITS REACH WITH NEW CANADIAN OPERATIONS POLARIS Laboratories, one of the three largest fluid analysis laboratories in the United States, has expanded its business operations into Canada with the opening of a new testing laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta. The 4000-square foot facility is […]

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Problem Solvers

Expanded Worm Gear Line Baldor has expanded its Dodge ULTRA KLEEN right-angle, worm gear reducer line and is now offering 24- to 48-hour shipment on most sizes. Offered with quill and 3-piece coupled input and either solid or hollow output, these products are now available in fi ve sizes: 17, 21, 23, 26 and 30, […]

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Notes From the Field: Plant Reliability Assessment Visits

Reliability doesn’t just happen in facilities, including those in the hydrocarbon processing industry. Here’s an expert’s view of what’s going on in some of today’s refinery operations, and how the situation can be improved. My “post-retirement” experiences in numerous hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities from 1986 to around 2002—and my exposure to thousands of HPI […]

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Part IV…How Clean Is The New Oil In Your Equipment?

The Third Link in the ChainIn the previous articles in this series (which began in the May/June 2008 issue of Lubrication Management & Technology), the focus was on the first two links in the cleanliness chain: the lubricant blender and the distributor. In this installment, the authors look at the final link—the end user. No […]

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Process Improvements: Three Keys to Maximized Machine Shop Productivity

In today’s increasingly competitive environment, maximizing productivity is a MUST, especially for small- and medium-sized machine shops. Typically, these businesses cannot match the overall production capabilities—in terms of volume—of their larger rivals. Furthermore, larger competitors often have more equipment, more people and more resources than small- or medium-sized businesses. So how can small- and medium-sized […]

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From Our Perspective

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor For many of us, the unfolding economic news of the past few months has forced us to view our world with very different eyes. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The United States and the rest of the world now seem to be taking solace in a silver lining represented […]

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