All plant workers known that lubricant is the lifeblood of equipment. This is why it is so important that excellent lubricant practices are put in place.
Figures show that approximately two thirds of all mechanical failures are caused by poor or incorrect lubrication practices, and this costs billions of pounds annually in terms of both lost production time and mechanical damage. This can be avoided if you follow these tips for your lubrication program: Continue reading Five secrets of a successful lubrication program
You may be aware that it is not advisable to alternate lubricants indiscriminately, even in cases when the lubricant you are planning to switch to is in the same product class. This is even truer when it comes to industrial lubricants, as they are much tougher to change, with few exceptions. In fact, we would go so far as to say that Continue reading Changing lubricant brands: What you should know
If you have not looked into the possibilities of dry ice blasting before, there’s no better time than right now. The number of ways in which the technique can be used means that it is a very useful tool for any number of companies that Continue reading Why dry ice blasting is a godsend to the oil and gas industry
Although most modern oil seals are manufactured to stand up to all manner of stress, they are not infallible and it is not unusual to find that one or more of the seals on your pumping system has sprung a Continue reading Top tips for choosing new oil seals
Changing from one lube supplier to another can be a daunting task because you quite simply do not know what you are going to get or how things are going to pan out. It is for that reason that so many people put off making a Continue reading Changing lube suppliers? Here’s what you must do
Good lubricants from the likes of Q8 and Shell may not all be cheap, but they are extremely important to the smooth running of machinery and the businesses that use them. This is why it is so important that anyone who uses them on Continue reading Achieve lubrication excellence with these great tips
A lot of companies that deal with lubricants make the awful mistake of thinking that a lube room is not that important, and that as long as they have a clean space and the necessary equipment for dispensing and transferring oil, all Continue reading How to create a powerful lubricant room
One of the biggest causes of machinery failure, just behind failed seals and worn packings, is bearing failure. Bearings are not cheap and they are much more involved in the operation of machinery than most people realise, which is why it is so important that they are well looked after.
Shockingly, over two thirds of pump bearing failures are caused by Continue reading 3 tips for extending the life of your pump bearings
It is all too easy to prevent workplace accidents and safety issues by simply putting into practice basic measures. By ensuring that all staff have basic safety training, that there is no reason why anyone should be injured when working with lubricants, like those from Shell and Mobil, in an industrial setting. Below, you will find a few basic tips for remaining safe when handling petroleum-based products: Continue reading 5 tips for handling industrial lubricants safely
Lubricant starvation is a very serious problem when it comes to expensive machinery. If there is not enough lubricant present in a piece of equipment, things can go downhill quickly and machinery can easily wear or break. That is why it is so important that you are able to recognize the tell-tale signs of lubrication as soon as they begin to occur. Continue reading What are the tell-tale signs of lubricant starvation?