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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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. […]

  5. 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. […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Wrong Lubricant Viscosity & Volume

    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 […]

  11. What Grease Color Can Tell You

    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. Take the next step. Find out more about greases and […]

  12. The Power of Live Zone Oil Sampling

    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, […]

  13. 3 Simple Ways to Improve Fluid Cleanliness

    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 […]

  14. The Truth About Additive Depletion

    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 […]

  15. Simple Test to Check Lubricant Health

    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.

  16. Implementing World Class Oil Analysis

    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.

  17. Best Practices for Lubricant Storage and Handling

    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.

  18. High Viscosity Gear Oil Filtering

    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 […]

  19. How to Extend Oil Life

    Lubrication expert Wes Cash describes effective measures you can take to extend oil and machinery life in industrial and fleet equipment.

  20. Predicting Machine Failure with Oil Analysis

    Oil analysis is a powerful predictive tool and is invaluable for maximizing machinery life catching problems before they become catastrophic. Learn more about using oil analysis for predicting machine failure in this video by Noria’s Wes Cash.