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    • Daily One-Minute Lubrication Inspections and Field Tests (Digital Download)
    • Daily One-Minute Lubrication Inspections and Field Tests (Digital Download)
      $ 16.95

      Routine inspection of a machine’s lubrication system is one of the easiest...

      Routine inspection of a machine’s lubrication system is one of the easiest and most productive ways to avoid equipment failure. This book describes many lubrication-related variables that can be quickly and easily monitored in a short timeframe. These inspections will be revealing, and can serve as the foundation of a...

    • Understanding Oil Analysis: Viscosity and Particle Count
    • Understanding Oil Analysis: Viscosity and Particle Count
      $ 4.00

      Gain a more in-depth understanding of two of the most critical oil...

      Gain a more in-depth understanding of two of the most critical oil analysis tests for industrial machinery. Get practical explanations of how particle count and viscosity are measured and reported on an oil analysis report, and see side-by-side comparisons of common testing methods and how they compare with test results...

    • Aligning Oil Analysis with Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    • Aligning Oil Analysis with Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
      $ 4.00

      Many companies invest in oil analysis without considering what their ultimate goals...

      Many companies invest in oil analysis without considering what their ultimate goals or objectives really are. This fire, aim, ready approach to oil analysis can result in a serious erosion of the value oil analysis can provide in support of a reliability-driven maintenance process. In this session learn how to...

    • Twelve Sharp-Shooting Tips for Rapidly Interpreting an Oil Analysis Report
    • Twelve Sharp-Shooting Tips for Rapidly Interpreting an Oil Analysis Report
      $ 4.00

      Interpreting an oil analysis report can be a daunting process when one...

      Interpreting an oil analysis report can be a daunting process when one is faced with tens, perhaps hundreds, of numbers on the page. Yet by breaking this task up into manageable sections, the task can quite effectively be simplified. This paper breaks the diagnosis process up into twelve steps, covering...

    • How to Monitor and Save Gearboxes Using Oil Analysis
    • How to Monitor and Save Gearboxes Using Oil Analysis
      $ 4.00

      Time and again, oil analysis has proved to be a useful tool...

      Time and again, oil analysis has proved to be a useful tool in preventing and identifying failures that if left, can lead to expensive replacement of parts, additional maintenance costs and loss of revenue. Current oil analysis practices at most remote wind turbine sights has proven to be useful, but...

    • Understanding and Applying Best Maintenance and Reliability Practices
    • Understanding and Applying Best Maintenance and Reliability Practices
      $ 4.00

      How do we define a best practice or excellence in maintenance and...

      How do we define a best practice or excellence in maintenance and reliability? What are the elements of a best practice? What and how are we going to implement best practices in our facilities? What obstacles including cultural issues do we need to overcome to implement them successfully? What metrics...

    • Filtration Basics
    • Filtration Basics
      $ 4.00

      Too often, engineers believe that a quoted micron rating is the absolute...

      Too often, engineers believe that a quoted micron rating is the absolute size of the filter pores and that all particles greater than this size will be stopped. This is not the case, and this paper addresses the basic concept of filter ratings and the often quoted Beta Performance values....

    • Advanced Tools For Hydraulic Contamination Control On Mobile Equipment
    • Advanced Tools For Hydraulic Contamination Control On Mobile Equipment
      $ 4.00

      We often fall victim to the logic that equipment can withstand many...

      We often fall victim to the logic that equipment can withstand many hours of operation in the hardest environments without the need for extraordinary maintenance. The reality is that machines cannot survive without dedicated attention to contaminants, which can be introduced through many forms (repairs, humidity, hose failures, attachments, wrong...

    • Setting Targets for Oil Cleanliness: A Simplified Approach
    • Setting Targets for Oil Cleanliness: A Simplified Approach
      $ 4.00

      There are various methods for setting target cleanliness levels for hydraulic systems....

      There are various methods for setting target cleanliness levels for hydraulic systems. These methods require various inputs and it is difficult to reach consensus on which method to apply. While this is the right approach for critical machines, the method presented during this session is a simplified approach that a...

    • Noria Oil Sampling Procedures (Digital Download)
    • Noria Oil Sampling Procedures (Digital Download)
      $ 39.00

      Are your lubrication technicians using documented oil sampling procedures? Here are step-by...

      Are your lubrication technicians using documented oil sampling procedures? Here are step-by step instructions for sampling lube oil and hydraulic fluids correctly. These procedures are designed to: Maximize data density Minimize data disturbance Ensure best practice oil sampling Train your staff to sample oil properly Binder Version Available Format:  PDF...

    • How to Improve Your Predictive Maintenance Program or Start One from Scratch
    • How to Improve Your Predictive Maintenance Program or Start One from Scratch
      $ 4.00

      Now you can avoid the costly trial-and-error approach to predictive maintenance. This...

      Now you can avoid the costly trial-and-error approach to predictive maintenance. This paper outlines a proven path to success in PdM. Whether you want to improve your PdM program or start one from scratch, you'll find the facts you can put into practice immediately, such as: Basic Concept of Predictive...

    • Condition Based Maintenance and Fluid Analysis
    • Condition Based Maintenance and Fluid Analysis
      $ 4.00

      Conditioned-based maintenance (CBM) provides you with the tools necessary to squeeze every...

      Conditioned-based maintenance (CBM) provides you with the tools necessary to squeeze every possible hour out of your machinery. It saves you money by matching service intervals to the working environment and real-time machine health. CBM is unique because it involves maintenance that is predictive as well as preventative. Fluid analysis...

    • 7 Critical Steps to Effectively Optimize Your Maintenance Storeroom
    • 7 Critical Steps to Effectively Optimize Your Maintenance Storeroom
      $ 4.00

      This paper addresses the critical role that the maintenance storeroom plays in...

      This paper addresses the critical role that the maintenance storeroom plays in supporting overall plant equipment reliability. It will cover the top twenty key areas associated with conducting a storeroom optimization project as well as the typical process of implementing storeroom improvements. Author: Doug Hart, Progressive Maintenance TechnologiesSource: Reliability World...

    • 10 Elements Essential in Developing a Comprehensive Maintenance Training Program
    • 10 Elements Essential in Developing a Comprehensive Maintenance Training Program
      $ 4.00

      In the United States, we are losing skilled maintenance crafts at an...

      In the United States, we are losing skilled maintenance crafts at an alarming rate. In order for a plant to obtain reliability goals, the maintenance organization must be capable of maintaining critical plant equipment at a high level. It is therefore necessary to implement a comprehensive and effective maintenance training...

    • "Selling" your Reliability Program; The Seven Customer Rules
    • "Selling" your Reliability Program; The Seven Customer Rules
      $ 4.00

      You want to grow your reliability program, which means more resources ......

      You want to grow your reliability program, which means more resources ... you need to "sell" your program to your manager. The last thing that he wants is to be "sold" on the RCM program (Resource Consuming Monster, as it is sometimes known). However, if you understand what the RULES...

    • Water In Oil Contamination Control
    • Water In Oil Contamination Control
      $ 4.00

      Contamination of hydraulic and lube systems caused by water can lead to...

      Contamination of hydraulic and lube systems caused by water can lead to major problems including corrosion, microbial growth, metal fatigue and accelerated oil aging. To diminish these problems two target water levels are recommended: a minimum level avoids free water, and a more stringent yet realistic level minimizes problems due...

    • Applying the Correct Maintenance Strategies to Your Assets: Making Business-Driven Decisions
    • Applying the Correct Maintenance Strategies to Your Assets: Making Business-Driven Decisions
      $ 4.00

      Many companies have implemented reliability initiatives geared toward optimizing the maintenance functions...

      Many companies have implemented reliability initiatives geared toward optimizing the maintenance functions at their plants. Some are successful; however, most will admit the expected benefits were not achieved. While there are many approaches to successfully implementing a reliability program, in this session, you will learn a proven model for improving...

    • Rate Yourself in Maintenance Effectiveness
    • Rate Yourself in Maintenance Effectiveness
      $ 4.00

      Part of developing a plan for improvement is gaining an understanding of...

      Part of developing a plan for improvement is gaining an understanding of where you are in your maintenance process. Most plants don't realize how far behind they are in maintenance effectiveness. This paper reviews a chart of plant and maintenance characteristics and habits. You'll develop a clear understanding on how...

    • Achieving the Target Cleanliness in a Gearbox - A Case Study Presentation
    • Achieving the Target Cleanliness in a Gearbox - A Case Study Presentation
      $ 4.00

      Gearbox applications are challenging when attempting to achieve and maintain an aggressive...

      Gearbox applications are challenging when attempting to achieve and maintain an aggressive level of lubricant cleanliness. A balance must be maintained between what is financially feasible and what is absolutely best for the machine. This paper discusses these challenges and looks at three case studies where tight lubricant cleanliness levels...

    • Best Practice Mobile Equipment Maintenance through Oil Analysis and Lubrication
    • Best Practice Mobile Equipment Maintenance through Oil Analysis and Lubrication
      $ 4.00

      This paper tells the story of maintenance and reliability challenges and how...

      This paper tells the story of maintenance and reliability challenges and how effective oil analysis and mobile equipment reliability programs were initiated and sustained in a remote mining area of Western Australia. The author spent fourteen months during 2005 and 2006 performing maintenance and reliability improvement work and living in...

    • Basic Elements of a Comprehensive Root Cause Analysis Program
    • Basic Elements of a Comprehensive Root Cause Analysis Program
      $ 4.00

      A comprehensive Root Cause Analysis program is one piece of an overall...

      A comprehensive Root Cause Analysis program is one piece of an overall reliability effort, and the investigation of problems should be part of everyday work processes. This paper will help you develop investigation processes for both major and minor issues within a company. Working the day-to-day problems effectively, and capturing...

    • Understanding and Detecting Rolling Element Bearing Faults
    • Understanding and Detecting Rolling Element Bearing Faults
      $ 4.00

      Learn how and why defects on different components of a bearing will...

      Learn how and why defects on different components of a bearing will generate vibrations at frequencies determined by the bearings geometry. Author:  Jim Crowe, Crowe Vibration TechnologiesSource:  Reliability World 2007 Conference ProceedingsPages:  6Figures and Illustrations:  19Format:  PDF - Digital Download

    • Automotive Filter Selection
    • Automotive Filter Selection
      $ 4.00

      There are numerous choices when it comes to selecting an automotive oil...

      There are numerous choices when it comes to selecting an automotive oil filter. To gain a true understanding of filters on the market, they must be compared on a level playing field. To level the playing field, two main areas are reviewed: ISO 4548-12 and overall construction. Once the oil...

    • Principles of Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
    • Principles of Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
      $ 4.00

      This paper includes a case study that involves a complete turnaround of...

      This paper includes a case study that involves a complete turnaround of a mechanical maintenance planning department. The resulting organization consisted of crews working down their entire backlogs, freeing up the work force for other tasks including replacing contract labor and assisting other stations. Planning obviously involves more than computer...

    • Reliability Engineering Principles for the Plant Engineer
    • Reliability Engineering Principles for the Plant Engineer
      $ 4.00

      Increasingly, managers and engineers, who are responsible for manufacturing and other industrial...

      Increasingly, managers and engineers, who are responsible for manufacturing and other industrial pursuits, are incorporating a reliability focus into their strategic and tactical plans and initiatives. This trend is affecting numerous functional areas, including machine/system design and procurement, plant operations and plant maintenance. With its origins in the aviation industry,...

    • How to Select an Oil and Filter for Your Car or Truck (Digital Download)
    • How to Select an Oil and Filter for Your Car or Truck (Digital Download)
      $ 14.95

      When it comes to changing your oil - where do you get...

      When it comes to changing your oil - where do you get your advice? Friends? Salesmen? Commercials? Before spending any more money on oil changes, synthetic oils, premium filters, engine flushes or oil treatments, learn what leading lubrication expert Jim Fitch recommends.  Don't worry about getting a sales pitch in...

    • Fluid Condition Monitoring, Care and Cleanup
    • Fluid Condition Monitoring, Care and Cleanup
      $ 4.00

      In the course of fluid monitoring, it is necessary to know when...

      In the course of fluid monitoring, it is necessary to know when fluid contamination can be repaired, or when a system needs to be flushed. Careful evaluation helps determine if the fluid is salvageable, and if not, it is important to know how much fluid will be needed to flush...

    • The Critical Importance of Maintaining Cleanliness in Hydraulic Control Systems
    • The Critical Importance of Maintaining Cleanliness in Hydraulic Control Systems
      $ 4.00

      The benefits of maintaining clean hydraulic control systems have been well established,...

      The benefits of maintaining clean hydraulic control systems have been well established, proven and documented. Yet so many people ignore these proven facts. The end result can be detrimental with shut down of major petrochemical plants or oil and gas platforms. This paper provides real case examples of how critical...

    • Streamlined Grease Sampling and Analysis for Detecting Wear, Oxidation and Mixed Greases
    • Streamlined Grease Sampling and Analysis for Detecting Wear, Oxidation and Mixed Greases
      $ 4.00

      Oil analysis is well established as a routine tool to optimize maintenance...

      Oil analysis is well established as a routine tool to optimize maintenance activities, improve reliability and equipment life, and prevent component failures. However, when equipment is grease-lubricated, the important lubricant analysis piece is usually left out of the mix. New developments are improving sampling techniques and streamlining grease analysis tests...

    • Is This the Right Oil Lab for My Business: Considerations and Steps to Make That Determination
    • Is This the Right Oil Lab for My Business: Considerations and Steps to Make That Determination
      $ 4.00

      Selecting an oil analysis laboratory can be a stressful process. It is...

      Selecting an oil analysis laboratory can be a stressful process. It is important to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, as well as ensure that your needs are met. There are several factors to consider when selecting a laboratory including economical, logistical and scientific issues. Once...

    • Contamination Control in Highly Contaminated Environments
    • Contamination Control in Highly Contaminated Environments
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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
      $ 4.00

      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...