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    • Contamination Control in Highly Contaminated Environments
    • Contamination Control in Highly Contaminated Environments
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      The iron, coal, precious metal, and mineral mining industries subject lubrication and...

      The iron, coal, precious metal, and mineral mining industries subject lubrication and hydraulic systems and components to extreme levels of contamination that are rarely seen in other manufacturing environments. Yet, in one case study, an iron ore processing facility was able to reduce the material and labor expenses associated with...

    • The Importance of Monitoring for Individual Antioxidants in Multi-component Antioxidant Additive Packages
    • The Importance of Monitoring for Individual Antioxidants in Multi-component Antioxidant Additive Packages
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      Modern turbine lubricant specifications require antioxidant packages to meet stringent gas and...

      Modern turbine lubricant specifications require antioxidant packages to meet stringent gas and steam turbine working conditions. Monitoring the depletion of the individual antioxidants, by means of trend analysis, is becoming a valuable tool for reliability professionals. Understanding the remaining useful life of industrial lubricants by trending antioxidant health and monitoring...

    • Successfully Establishing a Motor Management Program
    • Successfully Establishing a Motor Management Program
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      Develop a comprehensive Motor Management Program and you are well on your...

      Develop a comprehensive Motor Management Program and you are well on your way to reducing 50% of the potential equipment failures incurred at any given industrial or manufacturing operation. This paper will help you better understand the importance of sound motor management practices and how they directly relate to overall...

    • Practice Exercise to Create a Weekly Schedule for a Maintenance Crew
    • Practice Exercise to Create a Weekly Schedule for a Maintenance Crew
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      This paper features an actual exercise to create a weekly schedule for...

      This paper features an actual exercise to create a weekly schedule for a maintenance crew. It shows what a schedule should look like and why, in addition to the nuts and bolts of how to make it. Author:  R.D. (Doc) Palmer, Richard Palmer & AssociatesSource:  Reliability World 2007 Conference ProceedingsPages:...

    • Optimizing a Preventive Maintenance Program for Construction Equipment
    • Optimizing a Preventive Maintenance Program for Construction Equipment
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      It seems that the emphasis in the oil analysis industry is on...

      It seems that the emphasis in the oil analysis industry is on non-mobile manufacturing equipment. However, oil analysis can play a key role in maintaining heavy construction and other fleet type equipment. In fact, oil analysis can play a key role in how you handle the preventive maintenance of your...

    • Effective RCFA Methods for Smaller Companies
    • Effective RCFA Methods for Smaller Companies
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      Large companies typically have an individual or group fully or partially dedicated...

      Large companies typically have an individual or group fully or partially dedicated to root cause failure analysis (RCFA). Medium and smaller-sized companies generally don't have enough resources to focus on RCFA, and the maintenance or operations manager is placed in charge. Because of their busy schedules, RCFA is often rushed...

    • Soluble Varnish - The Final Piece to the Puzzle
    • Soluble Varnish - The Final Piece to the Puzzle
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      Several papers have recently been published discussing the problems of lubricant varnish,...

      Several papers have recently been published discussing the problems of lubricant varnish, the mechanisms of formation and methods to "solve" lubricant varnish. Yet many challenges remain in solving varnish problems when modern oil formulations are used in certain applications, including large-frame gas turbines and centrifugal compressors. This is because the...

    • Protect Your Equipment by STARTING with Clean Lubricants
    • Protect Your Equipment by STARTING with Clean Lubricants
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      Microscopic particles are the most harmful form of lubricant contamination. They initiate...

      Microscopic particles are the most harmful form of lubricant contamination. They initiate irreversible microscopic damage that causes macroscopic damage, which disables and destroys bearings, gears, valves and other components. Lubricants can be filtered to remove microscopic particles; however, particles can damage equipment before being removed by filtration. The most proficient...

    • Lean Maintenance - Reduce Costs, Improve Quality and Increase Market Share
    • Lean Maintenance - Reduce Costs, Improve Quality and Increase Market Share
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      To reduce costs and improve production, most large manufacturing and process companies...

      To reduce costs and improve production, most large manufacturing and process companies that have embraced the Lean Enterprise concept have taken an approach of building all of the systems and infrastructure throughout the organization. The result of this traditional approach has been erratic implementation efforts that often stall-out, or are...

    • Creating a Lean but Effective Oil Analysis Program
    • Creating a Lean but Effective Oil Analysis Program
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      Whether it's a budget issue, management buy-in, lack of individuals or just...

      Whether it's a budget issue, management buy-in, lack of individuals or just a small company with limited funds, there are ways to establish an effective oil analysis program with minimal startup and operation costs. In this session you'll hear case studies on alternatives to expensive in-house test equipment, good utilization...

    • Proactive Control and Detection of Destructive Fluid Foaming Problems
    • Proactive Control and Detection of Destructive Fluid Foaming Problems
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      The foaming property of a fluid is one of its basic physical...

      The foaming property of a fluid is one of its basic physical properties. Unfortunately, foam can cause serious problems with the life and performance of the fluid and the equipment being protected. Even though foam performance is often a defined specification for a new fluid, it is often ignored on...

    • Practical Approaches to Controlling Sludge and Varnish in Turbine Oils
    • Practical Approaches to Controlling Sludge and Varnish in Turbine Oils
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      Free radicals formed by oxidation or spark discharge are frequently at the...

      Free radicals formed by oxidation or spark discharge are frequently at the root cause for varnish and deposit formation in turbines. Traditional methods of analyzing used oils such as viscosity measurement, acidity or carbonyl oxidation is usually inadequate to predict eminent field problems. This presentation discusses why different behavior is...

    • Portable Filtration Where You Need It Most: Applications for Remote Equipment
    • Portable Filtration Where You Need It Most: Applications for Remote Equipment
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      Portable filtration is an effective method of maintaining oil health in machines...

      Portable filtration is an effective method of maintaining oil health in machines that are too small to warrant dedicated filters. While wheeled portable filter units offer a solution, they may also pose a challenge. The weight and size make it difficult to use them at the top of multiple stairways...

    • Automotive Oil Drain Frequencies
    • Automotive Oil Drain Frequencies
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      This technical paper discusses the oil drain frequencies (drain intervals) for heavy...

      This technical paper discusses the oil drain frequencies (drain intervals) for heavy duty diesel engines, transmissions, drive line gears and mobile hydraulics as well as for passenger cars and trucks. The reasons for oil replacement, factors affecting oil drain intervals, oil analysis tests that should be considered, and methods of...

    • New Methods for Trending Varnish Buildup in Mineral Turbine Oils
    • New Methods for Trending Varnish Buildup in Mineral Turbine Oils
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      The changes in gas turbine designs coupled with changes in turbine oil...

      The changes in gas turbine designs coupled with changes in turbine oil formulations have led to a real and identifiable problem of oil-related turbine trips caused by varnish. Changes in turbine oil asset-management; changes in turbine oil filtration methods and shortened turbine oil drain intervals have become necessary as a...

    • How Strategic Plant Reliability Management Drives Your Business
    • How Strategic Plant Reliability Management Drives Your Business
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      What value is your plant reliability management strategy contributing to your organization?...

      What value is your plant reliability management strategy contributing to your organization? How are you communicating that value - both internally and externally? If you're not talking about driving shareholder value and economic value added (EVA), you're missing what reliability truly means for your business and your bottom line. This...

    • Understanding Misalignment
    • Understanding Misalignment
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      Misalignment left uncorrected can have damaging effects on machine components. Misalignment will...

      Misalignment left uncorrected can have damaging effects on machine components. Misalignment will reduce coupling life, bearing life and overall motor health. It can be a bit confusing when trying to identify misalignment using vibration analysis because the vibration response is often dictated by the mechanical configuration of each machine. Therefore,...

    • Lessons Crime Scenes: Evidence Preservation during Equipment Troubleshooting
    • Lessons Crime Scenes: Evidence Preservation during Equipment Troubleshooting
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      For major crime scenes, the amount of resources expended in evidence preservation...

      For major crime scenes, the amount of resources expended in evidence preservation is enormous. This is acceptable because there is really no other method available that can reliably produce the required results, and the criminals must be caught. Unfortunately, when an equipment malfunction occurs, many businesses do not conduct such...

    • In-Line, Continuous Monitoring of Fuel Dilution in Motor Oils by FTIR
    • In-Line, Continuous Monitoring of Fuel Dilution in Motor Oils by FTIR
      $ 4.00

      The current accepted method for determining fuel dilution in motor oils is...

      The current accepted method for determining fuel dilution in motor oils is gas chromatography. Although workable, it is not practical from the standpoint of obtaining timely, real-time data. A dynamic in-line FTIR monitoring system has been designed and used to continuously monitor fuel dilution in an engine test-bed. This FTIR...

    • Grease Characterization: Are All Greases Lithium Greases?
    • Grease Characterization: Are All Greases Lithium Greases?
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      Lithium soap base lubricating greases are the most commonly used grease type,...

      Lithium soap base lubricating greases are the most commonly used grease type, but they are not the only type. Greases are generally characterized and sold according to their thickener type and/or base fluid composition. While lithium complex thickened greases have historically been the choice for high performance applications, recent advances...

    • Balancing Basics
    • Balancing Basics
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      There are several factors that can contribute to a successful balancing job;...

      There are several factors that can contribute to a successful balancing job; conversely if these factors are overlooked you could be in for a very long day.This paper describes 8 steps to a successful balance job. Author:  Noria CorporationSource:  Reliability World 2007 Conference ProceedingsPages:  6Figures and Illustrations:  10Format:  PDF -...

    • Turning Corporate Asset Management into Real Earnings per Share
    • Turning Corporate Asset Management into Real Earnings per Share
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      While corporate asset management (CAM) has been a hot topic for the...

      While corporate asset management (CAM) has been a hot topic for the past decade, the demands of the transformational requirements (culturally, technologically, procedurally and philosophically), compounded with the time it takes to achieve them, often mask or even prohibit the visibility of bottom line financial benefits. In this paper, you'll...

    • Lubrication - Who's Job Is It Anyway?
    • Lubrication - Who's Job Is It Anyway?
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      In the last five to ten years, there?s been a fundamental shift...

      In the last five to ten years, there?s been a fundamental shift in how companies staff their lubrication programs. Driven in part by the retirement of the baby-boomer generation, companies are starting to examine how they can effectively staff a lubrication department to achieve lubrication best practice. From the classic...

    • How a Lubrication Program Saved a Refinery Millions of Dollars
    • How a Lubrication Program Saved a Refinery Millions of Dollars
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      This paper explores how a basic lubrication program implemented in the year...

      This paper explores how a basic lubrication program implemented in the year 2000 progressively moved to pacesetter performance in 2006. Lubrication is the bloodline of rotating equipment. Through proper handling, contamination control, personnel education, and testing, there is great potential for increased equipment reliability along with reduced costs. The author...

    • On-site Additive Depletion and Oxidation Monitoring in Turbine Oils by FTIR Spectroscopy
    • On-site Additive Depletion and Oxidation Monitoring in Turbine Oils by FTIR Spectroscopy
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      In this session you?ll hear about new methods for determining concentrations of...

      In this session you?ll hear about new methods for determining concentrations of antioxidants and oxidation in used turbine oil. Research that tracks the decrease of antioxidants and corresponding increase in oxidation products will be presented. By monitoring antioxidant levels, early warnings signs can be identified well before oxidation has occurred....

    • Knowledge Management and the Plant: The Why and the How of It.
    • Knowledge Management and the Plant: The Why and the How of It.
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      Do you ever worry about Bob retiring and how the place is...

      Do you ever worry about Bob retiring and how the place is going keep running? Do you ever ask yourself, How did we do that last time? Do the decision-makers and the implementers in your organization know where to go for good reliable information and experience on all aspects of...

    • Taking the Mystery Out of Phosphate Ester Fluid Maintenance
    • Taking the Mystery Out of Phosphate Ester Fluid Maintenance
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      Electro Hydraulic Control (EHC) systems are a critical hydraulic system used in...

      Electro Hydraulic Control (EHC) systems are a critical hydraulic system used in many steam turbine applications. Due to the high operating pressures and proximity to hot sections, phosphate ester fluids are often used. Phosphate ester fluids are also used in gas turbine applications and hydraulic systems used in steel and...

    • Methods of Inspection to Determine the Presence of Potential Arc Flash Incidents
    • Methods of Inspection to Determine the Presence of Potential Arc Flash Incidents
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      Instruments based on airborne/structure borne ultrasound technology offer many opportunities for plant-wide...

      Instruments based on airborne/structure borne ultrasound technology offer many opportunities for plant-wide predictive maintenance/condition monitoring activities ranging from determining lack of lubrication in bearings to locating compressed air leaks. New advances in digital technology and software improve the capability of these portable instruments to trend, analyze and report bearing condition,...

    • Establishing a Condition-Based Maintenance program for Buildings and Facilities
    • Establishing a Condition-Based Maintenance program for Buildings and Facilities
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      The National Institutes of Health is the Federal focal point for medical...

      The National Institutes of Health is the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. On the main campus in Bethesda, MD, some 20,000 doctors, researchers, and scientists work in over 60 buildings to advance the state of medical knowledge and research. The Building Maintenance Team (BMT) provides...