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Top 5 Benefits of Regular Oil Analysis

Posted by Kevin Morrow

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.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance, Lubrication Maintenance, Oil Analysis

Accurate Oil Testing: 6 Ways to Mess Up Oil Sampling

Posted by Angela Morrow

Oil analysis is a necessary component in machine health and longevity. Accurate oil analysis can provide valuable information regarding your lubricant’s cleanliness, levels of additives, and degree of wear. Regular oil testing allows you to track trends in data over time, which helps you recognize changes that indicate impending damage or failure is looming.

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Tags: Downtime Maintenance, Oil Analysis

Industrial Oil Analysis: Innovation Reduces Cross-Contamination During Sampling


RelyAssist is partnering with the lubrication experts at LubriSource to bring you top-notch oil sampling you can trust. By relying on professionals to use ultra-clean tools and procedures to properly collect oil samples in your facility, you get oil filtration test results you can count on.

 

Make informed decisions on your plant’s maintenance processes going forward.

 

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Tags: Lubrication Maintenance, Oil Analysis

Helpful Advice for Avoiding Water Contamination in Lubrication Systems

Posted by Kevin Morrow

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.

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Tags: Filtration/Contamination

[SlideShare] A Guide to Lubrication Partnerships

Posted by Angela Morrow

Improper and insufficient industrial lubrication practices lead to equipment failures that cost U.S. businesses as much as $1 trillion per year in lost productivity, costly reactive maintenance, and unscheduled downtime.

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Tags: Downtime Maintenance

Offline Oil Filtration Fundamentals and Advantages

Posted by Kevin Morrow

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.

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Tags: Lubrication Maintenance, Filtration/Contamination

Simple Storage Strategies that Prevent Industrial Lubrication Degradation

Posted by Angela Morrow

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and there is perhaps no place that is truer than in the lubrication industry. That's why it's important to learn proper lubricant and oil storage techniques. Though it is sometimes easy to overlook or deem proper storage a low priority, taking a few easy steps now goes a long way in preserving your materials and preventing degradation in the future.

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Tags: Lubrication Maintenance, Filtration/Contamination

Developing a Well-Balanced Lubrication Contamination Prevention Program

Posted by Angela Morrow

 

A reliability-based lubrication maintenance strategy requires a well-balanced program of proactive, preventive, predictive, and reactive contamination control measures. No plan, person, or piece of equipment is perfect, but incorporating a few simple techniques into your maintenance schedule can help you stay two steps ahead of equipment failure due to lubrication or filtration contaminants.

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Tags: Filtration/Contamination

Expert Insights on New Oil Contamination Control from Y2K’s Tony Arenas

Posted by Anthony Arenas

“New” doesn’t necessarily equate to “clean” when it comes to industrial oils and lubricants. Even though they may look pure, new oils require special care and handling to detect and avoid contamination.

We talked to Tony Arenas, Operations Manager at Y2K Fluid Power, about new oil practices. Tony gave the type of deeply detailed insights and tips that can only come from extensive professional experience and knowledge. Y2K designs and manufactures a complete line of filtration and fluid conditioning products for removing liquid and solid particulate contamination in hydraulic and lubricating oil systems.

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Tags: Filtration/Contamination

Increase Equipment Reliability by Avoiding Lubrication Contamination

Posted by Kevin Morrow

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.

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Tags: Filtration/Contamination

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