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January 20, 2021
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•  The Grease Gun: Applications, Uses and Benefits
•  Oxidation: Why Good Oil Turns Bad
•  Food Processing Lubrication: 7 Critical Items for Success
•  How to Select the Best Bearing Lubricant
•  Lube Tip
•  Machinery Lubrication Magazine Archive
 
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The Grease Gun: Applications, Uses and Benefits
 
The Grease Gun: Applications, Uses and Benefits
 
The grease gun is one of the most common tools you'll see in your shop or manufacturing plant. It's likely something you use regularly without much thought but it's important to know its inner-workings, its various applications and components and the general best practices for using a grease gun.
 
 
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Oxidation: Why Good Oil Turns Bad
 
Oxidation: Why Good Oil Turns Bad
 
Oxidation can be described as the degradation of good oil gone bad. Discover how a bad environment can have devastating effects on the quality and life of a lubricant.
 
 
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Food Processing Lubrication: 7 Critical Items for Success
 
Food Processing Lubrication: 7 Critical Items for Success
 
The lack of knowledge regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and ISO 21469 is truly astounding, especially considering that violations of this important legislation not only can lead to fines but also jail time for those involved and the boardroom-level leadership.
 
 
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Lab-quality On-site Oil Analysis in Just 20 Minutes
 
With four simple tests, the MiniLab 153 offers comprehensive on-site oil analysis with immediate, actionable results.  The MiniLab was designed for the non-expert user (no chemist required). Users determine equipment health and required actions with rapid analysis and complete reporting tools.  
 
 
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How to Select the Best Bearing Lubricant
 
How to Select the Best Bearing Lubricant
 
Noria's Wes Cash describes how to specify the best lubricant for rolling-element bearings. You will learn how to recognize the machine and operating conditions that are considered for viscosity for rolling-element bearings, how to calculate the minimum viscosity for bearings, how to use speed factors to decide when to use oil or grease, and more!
 
 
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Unseen Contamination Present in New, Refined Oils
 
Unseen Contamination Present in New, Refined Oils
 
Translucent new oil is visually assumed to be clean but many times contains more contamination than the existing oil being replaced. Find out why, plus the critical proactive maintenance step to assure the new oil is clean. 
 
 
The Answer
 
 
Lube Tip
 
“What are the consequences and/or benefits of mixing synthetic and non-synthetic oil in an engine crankcase, or any other application such as a gearbox? I have been told that a crankcase can be drained of non-synthetic oil and synthetic oil can be added without flushing any of the prior oil residue."
 
In general, it is never a good idea to mix two different oils in any application. If this is unavoidable, there are two major concerns, specifically incompatibility between the base oil, and incompatibility between the additives. The overwhelming majority of synthetic oils, particularly crankcase oils are PAO based. From a base oil standpoint, there are usually no problems with mixing a PAO synthetic and a mineral oil since both are hydrocarbon based and chemically very similar. However, extreme caution should be used if the synthetic oil is non-hydrocarbon based. 
 
As for additive incompatibility, the biggest danger is mixing oils with very different additives packages, particularly mixing those with acidic additives, such as most AW and EP oils, with oils containing alkaline additives commonly used in crankcase oils. In this case, mixing can result in a number of problems including additive drop out, loss of demulsibility, foaming problems and reduced oxidation stability.
 
The best approach is to select the appropriate lubricant for the application at hand and stick with it! If you are forced to mix oil of different types, it is important that either the lube manufacturer is consulted and/or compatibility testing is performed to avoid potential problems.
 
 
 
White Papers
•  Keeping your Lubrication Program in the Crosshairs
•  How to Cost Justify a Lubrication Program
 
 
Explore Topics
•  Bearing Lubrication
•  Electric Motor Lubrication
•  Industrial Lubricants
•  Water In Oil
•  Alignment And Balancing
•  5-S
 
 
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Mar. 29 - Apr. 1 - Live Online Training


 
 

 
 
 
Machinery Lubrication: Archive
 
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