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Myths and Magic of Lubricating Oil Management in Rotating Machinery

IMC Presentation (41:11)

by Randy Carlisle, Airgas Merchant Gases

This presentation will review some basic oil properties and bearing or gear clearance information. We will cover why varnish and particulates are critical concerns in rotating machinery. We will emphasize the importance of oil condition and it is just as important as machine condition.

Topics include: Review of what lube oil does in a machine Sources of contamination with emphasis on maintaining a closed system Examples of damage from varnish and particulates Discuss various oil analysis that are available and what they can tell you about the equipment. Why some traditional analyses are less important than in the past New analyses that are critical to modern machinery Present our oil management program Fill for life concept Additives and oil evolution Manage the oil as a separate component of the equipment

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