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    • Reliability Engineering Principles for the Plant Engineer
    • Reliability Engineering Principles for the Plant Engineer
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      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,...

    • Automotive Filter Selection
    • Automotive Filter Selection
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      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...

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

    • 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...

    • 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:...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...