In this session, we’ll be reviewing oil analysis for determining whether or not new oil/grease is in proper condition, and appropriate analysis to be done on an ongoing basis to assure that the lubricants in use are in proper condition.
- Ron Moore
- RELIABILITY CONNECT
Balancing today’s lengthy lead times/supply chain issues with the need to keep critical operations running smoothly, petrochemical and refining plants are hedging their bets by proactively ordering new or replacement equipment (e.g., pumps and motors) a year or more in advance of the anticipated install date.
- Keith Macaluso
- T.F. Hudgins, an Allied Reliability brand
This weeks Podcast we have a special guest Adam Cutler from Oil Analysis Laboratories on the show. We dive deep into Oil analysis and why it's so important.
- Will Bower
- Maintain CM Ltd
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster and the Texas City Refinery Explosion had many things in common. Both companies had been recently recognized for high safety standards, but reliability failures caused environmental and safety disasters…
- Alan Ross
- Electric Power Reliability Alliance EPRA
With regular oil analysis to ensure oil quality and cleanliness, the drain intervals for all four air compressors were extended up to eight times the OEM-recommended interval of 8,000 hours. Total cost savings – on oil alone – was $71,000. Environmental impact was reduced as well, with 1,035 fewer litres (273 fewer gallons) of waste oil. Fewer oil changes also meant less downtime, maintenance and labor. The overall effect for the company was significant cost savings on oil, maintenance time and disposal.
- Preston Rubottom
- Lubrication Engineers
Why does our equipment fail? Because we kill it. Regular plant visits shown numerous examples of poor lubricant storage.
- Paul Dufresne
- Reliability Playbook