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Understanding Lubricant Physical Properties and Chemistry

Understanding Lubricant Physical Properties and Chemistry

Lubricants have several physical properties that serve their function and performance. Viscosity Specific gravity and density Pour point Film stre...

Fugitive Emissions: Why Do We Need to Control Them and How Do We Control Them?

Fugitive Emissions: Why Do We Need to Control Them and How Do We Control Them?

Fugitive emissions or FEs are the unintended release of gases and vapors from pressurized systems into the environment. Carbon dioxide is the primary ...

What Are Fugitive Air Emissions?

What Are Fugitive Air Emissions?

The Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) reports that US emissions have been dropping since their peak in 2007. Transportation, electric pow...

GLOBAL MINING REVIEW - CRUSHING IT - THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY LUBRICANTS FOR COMPRESSION CRUSHERS

GLOBAL MINING REVIEW - CRUSHING IT - THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY LUBRICANTS FOR COMPRESSION CRUSHERS

Crushers are machines used to reduce the size of materials in the primary, secondary, and tertiary crushing stages in the size reduction process. The...

How A Correct Lubrication Management Program Will Make You Save Money.

How A Correct Lubrication Management Program Will Make You Save Money.

Lubrication programs are offered by many lubricant suppliers and distributors. On a basic level, a lubrication program uses a specific issue or lubric...

Why Do Bolts and Nuts Come Loose?

Why Do Bolts and Nuts Come Loose?

Whether a simple nut and bolt connection, an HDD sub saver connection or oilfield casing connection, there are millions of critical threaded connectio...

What is a Threadlocker and when to use one?

What is a Threadlocker and when to use one?

A threadlocker is a hard-setting sealant and adhesive compound used to lock threaded connections. Between all industries, home and DIYers, there are m...

How does Mold-Pac work?

How does Mold-Pac work?

Deacon Mold-Pac is a high-performance damming, molding, and positioning putty designed for use across a very diverse range of industries. It remains f...

HOW TO PROPERLY ASSEMBLE NPT PIPES & FITTINGS

HOW TO PROPERLY ASSEMBLE NPT PIPES & FITTINGS

Assembly of NPT Piping NPT stands for National Pipe Taper — pipe and fittings have a tapered thread profile. The tapered thread seals use an interfe...

BE PREPARED: PROTECTING YOUR EQUIPMENT IN WINTER SEASON

BE PREPARED: PROTECTING YOUR EQUIPMENT IN WINTER SEASON

A NECESSARY STEP TO LUBRICATION IN COLD WEATHER The lessons we acquire as we grow and as we learn often provide us with the knowledge we end up using...

A Primer on Grease Testing for Performance and Condition Monitoring

A Primer on Grease Testing for Performance and Condition Monitoring

The tests that are performed for technical data sheets are different compared to what is tested for condition monitoring. This video explores the test...

How To Lubricate a Dragline

How To Lubricate a Dragline

Draglines are used throughout the world, in all kinds of environments and to remove all sorts of overburden, from sand to clay, to rock and other mine...

Deformation Of Metal And The Effect On Open Gears

Deformation Of Metal And The Effect On Open Gears

When we think of metal, it is difficult to consider that it is compressible and even more interesting is that it can recover after being compressed, b...

How To Make An Optimal Oil Analysis Step By Step

How To Make An Optimal Oil Analysis Step By Step

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sets the standards for most industrial oil tests. In addition, other standards are set by American ...

A  Definitive Guide to Various Maintenance Strategies For Your Industry

A Definitive Guide to Various Maintenance Strategies For Your Industry

According to the Rand Group, between 2012 and 2018, the U.S. spent about 57% of its transportation infrastructure budget on new construction projects....

Lubricant Failure Mechanisms

Lubricant Failure Mechanisms

Machines requiring a lubricant film experience a wide range of failure opportunities. Typically, the most common is surface degradation due to a conta...

Contamination Control

Contamination Control

Contamination is a major cause of equipment failure, as well as, compromising the performance of an oil. Filtering the oil prior to use and while in u...

Best Practices for Oil Lubricating Your Industrial Equipment

Best Practices for Oil Lubricating Your Industrial Equipment

The application of an oil can be broken down into a total loss application, a self-contained application, or a circulating application. The total loss...

Lubricant Storage

Lubricant Storage

Proper storage of oils and grease is an essential part of a Proactive Maintenance strategy. The objectives for storage guidelines should: Minimize th...

Best practices for grease lubricating your equipment

Best practices for grease lubricating your equipment

A grease lubricated bearing can be manually applied, automatically (semi or fully) applied, or lubricated for the life of the bearing. While many bear...