Performing regular oil analyses on your lubrication system provides valuable insights into the operating levels of your machines and the lubricant running through them. Without proper and consistent analysis, you are leaving the efficiency of your equipment to chance.
Keeping your lubrication system as free of water as possible is essential to an effective maintenance program. Water is a costly and destructive contaminant that results in premature component wear and accelerated lubricant degradation. Following best practices for storage, along with installing adequate moisture prevention and removal equipment, ensures the water saturation level in your system remains low.
Industrial lubricant cleanliness has a direct impact on equipment life and the efficiency of your manufacturing operation. Portable offline oil filtration is a useful decontamination solution for transfer of new fluids into your system, oil recycling, acute contamination treatment, or as part of a scheduled maintenance program. Moreover, equipment such as kidney loop filtering units are put into full-time service and their benefits extended as integrated, permanent solutions. Whether portable or permanent, lubrication maintenance technicians are more commonly relying upon the convenience, effectiveness, and versatility of offline filtration for optimal fluid cleanliness.
Have you dealt with a bearing failure recently? If so, what were the consequences in terms of downtime, costly emergency repairs and other expenses?
Too often, avoidable breakdowns happen with such regularity that they are eventually looked at as normal and natural. Even with regular monitoring, it is true that bearings may occasionally wear out before they are replaced. However, it is possible to avoid many bearing failures with a well-conceived lubrication program complimented by timely parts replacements.
When it comes to equipment maintenance, is your operation relatively more reactive or proactive? Too often, valuable assets are put at risk because maintenance budgets are thin. When this occurs, maintenance is primarily a reaction to costly breakdowns. Stop-gap measures get the equipment up and running, but at a cost.
Topics: Industrial Maintenance