The Right Greasing Frequency

How often should you regrease your bearings? A number of variables must be considered, including the temperature, speed and load. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains why the type of element in use should not be overlooked and how this can influence the relubrication frequency.

Take the next step. If you are uncertain how frequently the types of bearings in your machinery should be regreased, contact Noria about its Lubrication Program Development services.

How Hydrolysis Can Affect Your Oil

Water contamination can affect machines in a variety of ways, including leading to a chemical breakdown of the oil or lubricant. This is known as hydrolysis. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains the effects hydrolysis can have on your oil as well as how to determine if your lubricant is prone to hydrolyze.

Take the next step. Learn the best practices for removing water contamination from oil by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

How to Control Oil Aeration

When oil aeration occurs, air bubbles can become suspended throughout a hydraulic or circulating system, darkening the oil or making it appear cloudy. Air entrainment can also lead to other issues such as foaming, cavitation and an increased oxidation rate. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains how you can reduce air entrainment and control other serious air-related problems.

Take the next step. Learn how to better control air entrainment and foam by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

Advice for Lubricating Wire Ropes

Wire ropes and cables are used in a number of different applications, but they can be difficult to lubricate. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash discusses two important factors you should consider when selecting a lubricant for these unique components in order to reduce friction and prevent rust and corrosion.

Take the next step. If you have wire ropes or other components that you aren’t sure quite how to lubricate, contact Noria about its Lubrication Program Development services.

What To Know About Your Oil Filter

Although beta ratios and micron ratings are typically the first considerations when assessing an oil filter, perhaps the most crucial attribute of any filter is its dirt-holding capacity. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains which types of filters can hold more dirt and why this is important, as well as how you can quickly determine the dirt-holding capacity of your oil filter.

Take the next step. Learn how oil filters are rated by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Multiple Oil Sampling Ports

Sometimes a single oil sampling port just isnt’ enough.

Oil analysis can reveal the health of your lubricant and machines, but in complex pieces of equipment, a single sampling point is often not sufficient to determine what’s wrong with your machine. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains the differences between primary and secondary sampling ports as well as when each type of port should be used.

Take the next step. To identify which equipment could benefit from secondary sampling ports or which machines should be included in an oil analysis program, contact Noria about its Lubrication Program Development services.

Antifreeze Contamination in Motor Oil

Antifreeze is one of the most common contaminants in motor oil. It can find its way into the oil in a variety of ways and lead to increased viscosity, mechanical wear and acidity. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash details the bad side effects that antifreeze contamination can cause once it gets inside your motor oil.

Take the next step. Learn the seven most destructive contaminants and how to control them by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Understanding Break-in Wear

New machinery is sometimes subjected to a break-in process. While there is considerable debate about if and how this should be done, one important consideration is the type of break-in fluid to use. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains how certain break-in fluids can reduce wear and help make the machine more efficient.

Take the next step. Learn how friction is generated and the impact of wear in lubricated machinery by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Advantages of Bull’s-Eye Sight Glasses

Sight glasses are like small windows into your machines. They provide a quick visual indication of what is going on inside your equipment. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains the many advantages of bull’s-eye sight glasses and how they can confirm that your oil level is correct.

Take the next step. Learn essential field inspections that you can use right now by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

How to Select the Right Motor Oil

When choosing a motor oil for your vehicle, do you know what to look for or do you just buy the brand and viscosity grade that you want? In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains what the different symbols, letters and numbers on a quart of oil mean so you can be sure to select the right lubricant for your next oil change.

Take the next step. Learn the critical factors for selecting a lubricant by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.