The Benefits of Labyrinth Seals

There are a variety of options for keeping contaminants out of machines, but one that should not be overlooked is the type of seal being used. Seals not only can keep contaminant ingression in check, but they can also prevent lubricant from leaking out of the machine. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash discusses the different types of seals and explains which ones are the most effective.

Take the next step. Learn how fluid properties can affect seal performance by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

3 Reasons Why Oil Analysis Programs Fail

Oil analysis programs can offer a huge return on your investment. They also can easily fail to provide those returns if not managed properly. In this video, Noria’s Bennett Fitch explains how to avoid three of the most common reasons why an oil analysis program fails.

Take the next step. Learn which oil sampling methods can ruin your trending data by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

The Risks of Using EP Additives

While all oil additives serve a purpose, extreme-pressure (EP) additives in gear oils can be very detrimental and lead to the destruction of copper metals. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains when you should avoid using EP additives, how to know if an oil has these additives, and why it is important to match the oil and the additives to the application.

Take the next step. Learn more about key additives that enhance lubricant performance and how to choose the right one for your machine’s needs by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Advice for Proper Lubricant Storage

Contaminants and extreme temperatures can severely affect the life and performance of your lubricants. In this video, Noria’s Mike Brown explains the importance of storing lubricants indoors and away from any type of contamination as well as some of the best methods for keeping lubricants clean, cool and dry.

Take the next step. Learn guidelines for storing and handling oil drums in Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

3 Easy Steps for Proactive Maintenance

How can maintenance at your facility become more proactive? More than just a buzzword, proactive should be an organization’s philosophy or way of life. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash details the three key steps that must be followed for proactive maintenance so you can effectively monitor and correct the root causes of equipment failure.

Take the next step. Learn the differences between preventive, proactive and predictive maintenance as well as when to apply each strategy by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

How to Identify Water Contamination in Oil

Water is known to be very damaging to oil and machines. It is often referred to as the second most destructive contaminant. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash discusses the different states of water in oil so you can recognize its presence and determine where it is coming from and how to remove it.

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

Using KPIs to Measure Lubrication Efficacy

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential for evaluating the success of a lubrication program. In this video, Noria’s Alex Meza reveals some of the most common KPIs in industry and how they can be used to monitor the effectiveness of lubrication at your plant.

Take the next step. Find out how to implement metrics to track costs and savings for your lubrication program by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Choosing the Right Maintenance Strategy

In condition-based maintenance, there are two general philosophies: predictive maintenance and proactive maintenance. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Noria expert Jim Fitch explains the different strategies, methods and goals for each of these maintenance philosophies so you can choose the right one for your plant.

Take the next step. Learn how your current maintenance strategy is impacting your plant’s profitability by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

How to Avoid Over-Greasing Bearings

The practice of over-greasing bearings not only is a waste of grease, but it can also drastically shorten bearing life. In this video, Noria’s Mike Brown reveals what you should know to avoid overgreasing so you can keep grease in your bearings and not on the plant floor.

Take the next step. Learn the best practices for lubricating bearings and other machines in Noria’s Machinery Lubrication course.

Easy Field Tests for Onsite Oil Analysis

Effective oil analysis doesn’t always have to involve a laboratory. Meaningful information can be obtained with a few quick onsite inspections. In this video, Noria’s Jeremy Wright describes three useful tests that you can perform in the field to evaluate the health of your lubricant.

Take the next step. Learn other essential field inspections that you can use to get critical results by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.