Energy is often wasted due to the misapplication of lubricants. A common problem is mismatching the lubricant viscosity to the machine’s requirements. Noria expert Wes Cash explains what can happen when too much viscosity is added as well as the dangers of applying too much grease and oil.
Take the next step. Learn more about the proper application of lubricants in one of Noria’s Machinery Lubrication courses.
Grease color has the ability to provide important information. In this video, Noria’s Bennett Fitch explains that while grease may darken due to harsh operating or environmental conditions, grease manufacturers use color simply to identify the type of grease and to make it more appealing.
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World-class oil analysis programs focus on obtaining quality live zone oil samples. In this video, Noria’s Jim Fitch describes what live-zone sampling involves as well as how it can provide the most representative oil sample and the best understanding of a machine’s health.
Take the next step. Learn industry best practices for used oil sampling, including valve and hardware recommendations, by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.
Before greasing a bearing, there are several things you need to know, such as how much grease to put into the bearing and the output volume of the grease gun. Noria’s Mike Brown explains how to avoid overgreasing by properly calculating the volume of your bearings as well as the average quantity for each pump of your grease gun.
Take the next step. Learn the best practices for greasing motor bearings by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.
Oil contamination from dirt has been proven to be the No. 1 killer of industrial machinery. In this video, Noria expert Jeremy Wright reveals three quick and easy tips that you can use to improve fluid cleanliness for a more reliable plant.
Take the next step. Learn more contamination control strategies to extend machine life by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.
In oil analysis, additive depletion is often used to estimate the remaining useful life of the oil. Noria expert Jim Fitch explains the two main types of additive depletion and why it is important for additives to deplete in order to save the oil, the machine or both.
Take the next step. Learn how to recognize additive depletion and degradation by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.
Checking the color of oil is a simple onsite test that you can use to help determine the health of your lubricant. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains how a visual inspection can tell you if oil is oxidizing or turning dark because of contamination.
While many organizations have an oil analysis program in place, most do not take full advantage of the valuable information it can provide. Noria expert Alex Meza describes the importance of implementing a world-class oil analysis program as well as the necessary steps to ensure your program supports your reliability strategy.
New lubricants may already be contaminated by the time you receive them, resulting in costly machine failures and downtime. In this video, Noria’s Rick James describes how you can resolve this issue by following a few best practices for receiving, storing and handling new lubricants.
High viscosity gear oils are THICK by definition. They have an inherent resistance to flow, and special considerations must be made when filtering these types of lubricants. Noria expert Jeremy Wright illustrates several ways to effectively and efficiently filter these fluids.
He explains why reducing the flow rate, increasing the pore size or increasing the filter surface area (or a combination of these options) often provides the best solution to this often challenging undertaking.
Learn more about filtering high viscosity oils in Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.