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Engineering Design

LPD Phase II: Delivers all the data to engineer an optimized lubrication program

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Data-Driven Optimization

In order to make lubrication improvements that deliver bottom-line results, we must understand our machines. Engineering Design delivers all the data to engineer an optimized lubrication program based on machine operating conditions, OEM recommendations and our Ascend methodology.

During this second phase of the Lubrication Program Development, Noria experts will survey all your lubricated assets onsite. From this data, we build dynamic lubrication procedures with a proactive maintenance mindset, seeking to eliminate root causes of machine failure and instill best practices in key areas of your program. We also provide recommendations for optimal lubricants and hardware.

Lubrication Program Manager

This cloud-based application is the central delivery platform for all procedures, data, recommendations and more during the Lubrication Program Development process.

Engineering Design Deliverables

  • Lubricant Recommendations

    Using exact operating, environmental and OEM requirements, Noria experts will recommend optimal lubricants for your assets and goals, which may include consolidating lubricants when appropriate.

  • Hardware Recommendations

    We will recommend the right lubrication hardware to enable better inspections, condition monitoring, contamination control, lubricant application and sampling activities—all aligned with your goals.

  • Data Manager

    All of the asset engineering data collected by Noria experts is organized by location and asset hierarchical structure. Includes all lubricated components, maintenance points and asset images.

  • Dynamic Procedures

    Keeping all lubrication procedures updated and optimized can be difficult, but with LubePM, all procedures are kept up to date automatically. Each procedure is dynamically modified any time lubricants, hardware or other conditions are changed. Procedures include inspections, relubrication, top-ups, lubricant sampling, lubricant changeouts, modification instructions, filtration and more.

  • Implementation Management and Metrics

    Implementation of best practices does not occur overnight. As changes are implemented, LubePM provides approval processes for multiple users and numerous change status metric pages to monitor progress over time. As lubricants or hardware are updated across plant assets, you will be able to track progress and ensure that program updates stay on track.

Frequently asked questions

How long does Engineering Design take?

The timeline for the Engineering Design phase of the Lubrication Program Development process can vary based on how many assets are targeted for data collection. Generally, a Noria expert will be onsite for about a week collecting engineering data.

Once the onsite process is complete, we will deliver the updated procedures, lubricant recommendations and associated data to you within four to six weeks via LubePM.

Why is data delivered in LubePM?

LubePM gives you a clear and simple way to view all of your asset data in one place. With LubePM, you can control the process of making changes to lubricants and hardware while the system automatically updates asset information, procedures and associated tasks every step of the way.

What happens after data is delivered?

Once engineering data has been collected and delivered, the Implementation phase of Lubrication Program Development can begin. In this phase, Noria helps facilitate the procurement process for the optimal hardware and equipment recommendations developed during Engineering Design.