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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Noria Among Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces

    Noria 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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. […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]