The ASCEND™ Chart

Noria’s lubrication program is a tool for identifying the current condition of the areas of a lubrication program and comparing them to best practice. This helps define a starting point for the improvements leading to the implementation of lubrication excellence. This also provides an intuitive way to prioritize, so that once improvement opportunities are identified, it is easy to establish an action plan, addressing first those elements that most impact machine reliability.


ascend chart

Lubrication Selection Lubrication Selection Lubricant Reception and Storage Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Lubrication Selection Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Lubricant Reception and Storage Lubricant Reception and Storage Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Lubricant Reception and Storage Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Lubrication Selection Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Lubricant Handling and Application Energy Conservation, Health and Environment Contamination Control and Lubrication Reconditioning Contamination Control and Lubrication Reconditioning Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Energy Conservation, Health and Environment Lubrication Selection Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Energy Conservation, Health and Environment Contamination Control and Lubrication Reconditioning Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Energy Conservation, Health and Environment Energy Conservation, Health and Environment Lubricant Handling and Application Contamination Control and Lubrication Reconditioning Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting Lubricant Reception and Storage Lubricant Reception and Storage Lubrication Selection Contamination Control and Lubrication Reconditioning Condition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis and Troubleshooting
S6KLubricant Selection KPIs
S4MConsolidation & Optimization
S5MLubricant Selection Training
S1PLubricant Selection Process
S2PLubricant Supplier Selection
S3PLubricant Identification System
R6KReception & Storage
R4MIventory Management
R5MReception & Storage Training
R1PQuality Control Process
R2PLubricant Storage & Lube Room
R3PLubrication Safty Practices
H9KLubricant Handling & Application Training
H4MLubrication Program Management
H5MLubrication Routes
H6MMachinery Inspection Tools & Practices
H7MGoals & Rewards Systems
H8MLubricant Handling & Application Training
H1PLubricant Application Tasks
H2PMachinery Configuration
H3PLubricant Handling & Application Devices
C5KContamination Control & Lubricant Reconditioning KPIs
C3MContamination Control Objectives
C4MContamination Control & Lubricant Reconditioning Training
C1PContaminant Excliusion
C2PContaminant Removal & Lubricant Reconditioning
A9KCondition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis & Troubleshooting KPIs
A5MSelection & Integration of INspection & Contition Monitoring Tasks
A6MLubricant Analysis Data Limits Selection & Interpretation
A7MTroubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis
A8MCondition Monitoring, Lubricant Analysis & Troubleshooting Training
A1PMachinery Selection for Condition Monitoring & Lubricant Analysis Program
A2PLubricant Analysis Test Slate-Periotic & Online
A3PLubricant Analysis Data Source Selection-Onsite Lab, Offsite Lab & Online Sensors
A4PSampling Tools & Methods
E5KEnergy Conservation, Health & Environmental KPIs
E3MLeakage Management
E4MEnergy Conservation, Health & Environmental Training
E1PEnergy Conservation, Health & Environmental Impact
E2PStorage & Disposal of Used Oil & Materials

Ascend Chart
ICML Ascend
1 Skills Skills A8M, C4M, D4M, H7M, H8M, R3P, R4M, R5M, R7M, S5M
2 Skills Machine A4P, C1P, C2P, D3M, H2P, H6M, R3P, S3P
3 Skills Lubricant D4M, R2P, S1P, S2P, S3P, S4M, S6K
4 Skills Lubrication C1P, D3M, H1P, H2P, H3P, H4P, H5P, H6P, R1P, R4P, R5M
5 Skills Tools A4P, C1P, C2P, D3M, H2P, H3P, H6M, R1P, R2P, R3P
6 Skills Inspection A2P, A4P, A5M, C1P, C2P, D3M, H5M, H6M, R3P, R4M
7 Skills Lubricant Analysis A1P, A2P, A3P, A4P, A5M, A6M, A8K, H5M, H6M, R2P
8 Skills Troubleshooting A5M, A6M, A7M, C1P, C4M, D3M, H5M, H6M
9 Skills Waste C1P, C2P, D2P, D3M, R1P, R3P, R4M, S4M
10 Skills Energy C3M, D1P, D5K, H2P, H3P, S1P
11 Skills Reclaim A2P, C2P, C3M, R3P, R4M, R5M
12 Skills Management A3P, A7M, A9K, C3M, C5K, D2P, D5K, H4P, H7M, H9K, R2P, R3P, R4M, R6K, S2P, S6K

Element Score

There are forty Elements, each will be color-coded based on Element Score, comparing the current state of the Element to best practice. The Element Score colors are as follows:


Score

The following diagram is the synthesized result of the assessment and can be used as a base to establish the improvements action plan. The Score in the center of the diagram is a holistic indicator of the overall progress. The Score is not just a percentage of green elements against the total number. It considers the Element Score, the Management Rings and whether or not specific lubrication program details or practices are met.
Ascend Score

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