Adding Grease to Blocked Lube Lines

Adding grease to a blocked lube line can create serious contamination and safety risks. In this video, Noria’s David Dise explains why you should never force grease into a blocked line as well as the many dangers that can impact a plant’s equipment and lubrication technicians.

Take the next step. Learn the best practices of grease application by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Justifying a Lubrication Program

Many organizations mistakenly believe they do not have enough money or resources to implement a lubrication excellence program. In this video, Noria’s Alex Meza explains three ways to overcome this common misconception and why the problem is often not a lack of resources but rather how they are allocated.

Learn how you can obtain buy-in and justify a lubrication program by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Noria Among Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces

2015_Top_WorkplacesNoria Corporation was recently named among the top workplaces of 2015 in a survey of Oklahoma companies conducted by The Oklahoman and Philadelphia-based research firm WorkplaceDynamics.

The Oklahoman and WorkplaceDynamics considered 1,210 companies employing at least 35 personnel within Oklahoma. Of those, they selected the best 70 candidates, with Noria ranking among the top 40 companies employing fewer than 125 people.

“Our research of employee feedback concludes the common thread is having a healthy organization,” wrote WorkplaceDynamics CEO Doug Claffey. “Healthy organizations thrive on people who feel connected to their workplace through meaningful work and the belief that their company is moving in the right direction.”

Criteria for the top workplaces were based on the results of employee surveys in which staff members from participating companies evaluated their workplaces on seven different factors: work, manager, pay and benefits, direction, execution, connection, and engagement. Across the board, Oklahoma employees’ top priorities pertained to organizational health and connection, with pay and benefits scoring the lowest.

“Employees among The Oklahoman’s top workplaces buy in to where they’re going and how they’re getting there,” Claffey noted. “So much so, they’re not afraid to use the ‘L-word’ when it comes to their jobs – ‘I love my job.’ WorkplaceDynamics has determined for many years that more money or perks do not account for the difference between an average and poor workplace.”

Noria Corporation is the education resource of choice for numerous Fortune 500 companies. In addition to publishing and providing conferences and employee training, Noria provides a range of services related to advanced machine reliability and maintenance technologies. The majority of its editorial staff are practicing professionals who make up the leadership of Noria’s consulting and services team.

The Truth About Varnish

Varnish is a common problem in machines that operate at high temperatures. It occurs when oil cooks to the surface of machinery components. In this video, Noria’s Jasson Brook explains why varnish can be difficult to remove and how you can prevent it in your machines.

Take the next step. Learn the typical sequence of events that leads to varnish by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Document Your Lube Routes

Documenting routine tasks such as regreasing bearings or changing the oil in gearboxes is an essential part of an effective lubrication program, but very few plants actually do it. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains the importance of recording these procedures used by your lubrication technicians and offers some key considerations for creating better lube routes.

Take the next step. To learn how to develop your own lube routes, contact Noria about its Lubrication Program Development services.

What Oil Filters Can Tell You

Oil filters are a wealth of information. They can provide important clues about the health of your machines and your oil. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains how you can analyze your oil filters and what you should be looking for to ensure better machine reliability.

Take the next step. Learn the 12 questions your oil filter can answer about your machine by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

Microscopes: A Simple Diagnostic Tool

Often overlooked by plant personnel, a microscope is a simple tool that can help you understand what is happening inside your machine. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains how even an inexpensive microscope will enable you to analyze the shape of wear debris and diagnose machine health. Discover how to identify the different types of wear patterns and determine how pronounced the wear inside your equipment is.

Take the next step. Learn the most common wear modes and how to evaluate the severity of a wear problem by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

Selecting High Speed Grease

High-speed applications like fans, blowers and pillow-block bearings often use the wrong lubricant, especially when they involve greased components. These high-speed applications also tend to run hotter, which causes the lubricant and the component to break down quicker. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains how you can control this excess heat by selecting the proper high-speed grease.

Take the next step. Learn how to choose the right grease for your application and avoid compatibility issues by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.

Tips for Flushing Oil Sampling Equipment

To help ensure your oil samples are as accurate as possible, it is important to flush your sampling equipment. In this video, Noria expert Wes Cash explains which sampling hardware and accessories should be flushed as well as when and how much flushing is required in order to send representative oil samples to the laboratory.

Take the next step. Learn industry best practices for oil sampling, including valve and hardware recommendations, by attending Noria’s Oil Analysis training courses.

Oil Viscosity Index is Important

Lubricant manufacturers typically provide the viscosity for their products at 40 and 100 degrees C. The amount of change in the viscosity in relation to the temperature is known as the lubricant’s viscosity index. In this video, Noria’s Wes Cash explains why the viscosity index is important, which types of lubricants tend to have a higher viscosity index and how you can be sure you are using the right viscosity for your machinery.

Take the next step. Learn more about viscosity index and 10 other characteristics that impact lubricant selection by attending Noria’s Machinery Lubrication training courses.