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Five secrets of a successful lubrication program

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

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Changing lubricant brands: What you should know

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

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3 tips for extending the life of your pump bearings

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

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5 tips for handling industrial lubricants safely

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

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What are the tell-tale signs of lubricant starvation?

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?