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Shell Acquires Allied Reliability, Further Expanding Its North American Lubricants Business

Pennzoil-Quaker State Company d/b/a SOPUS Products, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell USA, Inc. (“Shell”) that comprises Shell’s US lubricants business, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of TFH Reliability Group, LLC, the parent company of Allied Reliability Inc. (“Allied Reliability”).

Des-Case Continues to Lead the Desiccant Breather Space With Launch of Its High-Capacity Breather Made Possible by COLORASSIST Technology

Des-Case Corporation, a market leader in desiccant breathers and manufacturer of specialty filtration products, announced today the launch of its most advanced desiccant breather.

Reliability Leader Fluid Cleanliness Pledge

Have You Taken The Reliability Leader Fluid Cleanliness Pledge?

Fluid Cleanliness is a Reliability Achievement Strategy as well as an asset life extension strategy

Mike Ramsey joins AMRRI

AMRRI Welcomes Mike Ramsey as Director of Marketing and Special Projects

Ramsey recently spent 22 years with Noria Corporation as co-founder and President where he employed a growth and marketing framework to grow the company and two spin-off companies.

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 ICML Announces 2020 Gill and Battle Award Winners

ICML Announces 2020 Gill and Battle Award Winners

International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) announced its newest industry award recipients during the Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition in Louisville, KY

Since 2001, ICML’s Battle and Gill Awards have recognized end-user programs that demonstrate excellence in the application of machinery lubrication and in-service lubricant analysis.

Oil Analysis 101

Oil Analysis 101

In this presentation, we will cover what fluid analysis is, and how you can strategically use it to make lubrication decisions and combat contamination.

 International Council for Machinery Lubrication Introduces Two Specialized Varnish Certifications

International Council for Machinery Lubrication Introduces Two Specialized Varnish Certifications

New VIM and VPR credentials will help maintenance teams identify and develop key players in the perpetual fight against varnish and deposits.

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is pleased to announce the rollout of two new certifications this month. They are the Varnish and Deposit Identification and Measurement (VIM) certification, and the Varnish and Deposit Prevention and Removal (VPR) certification.

 Trico Introduces Sensei® OLEX Real-Time Lubrication Intelligence System

Trico Introduces Sensei® OLEX Real-Time Lubrication Intelligence System

Wireless monitoring technology can help manufacturers save time, maximize equipment uptime through data-driven maintenance.

Pewaukee, WI — Trico Corporation, a leading provider of lubrication management solutions, introduces Sensei® OLEX, a real-time lubrication system that is rated for use in hazardous locations.

Show Me the Money: GEA’s Hydraulic Leak Treasure Chest

Show Me the Money: GEA’s Hydraulic Leak Treasure Chest

GE Appliances’ major plastics department had the reputation of a dirty, leaky hydraulic area. In December, 2016, we embarked on a precision lubrication management program across our 8 plants in the U.S.

Holistic Condition Monitoring and CMMS: The Key to Holistic Reliability

Holistic Condition Monitoring and CMMS: The Key to Holistic Reliability

While CM (condition monitoring) and CMMS (computerized maintenance management systems) are accepted as necessary tools in progressive industrial entities, they are surprisingly rarely integrated or implemented together. So, why are these data sets siloed or left unused more often than not? How do we close this gap in the pursuit of reliability?

 LUBE-IT Announces Highly Anticipated EAM Connector for SAP

LUBE-IT Announces Highly Anticipated EAM Connector for SAP

Interface revolutionizes the ease, speed and accuracy of machine inspection processes

Franklin, Tenn. – Generation Systems, Inc., (GSI) makers of LUBE-IT™, the Award-Winning Lubrication Management System, is pleased to formally announce the release of its advanced SAP®/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) interface. This software innovation enables the seamless transfer of inspection requests from maintenance technicians directly into the SAP Work Queue for approval by SAP work planning supervisors.

Why Closed Oil Mist Lubrication Systems Are Worth Considering

Why Closed Oil Mist Lubrication Systems Are Worth Considering

It is not uncommon to receive queries about “closed” plant-wide oil mist lubrication.

Thinking like a Vibration Analyst

Thinking like a Vibration Analyst

IMC-2018 Learning Zone 5:20

By Dan Ambre, Full Spectrum Diagnostics 

The Path to Lubrication Reliability

The Path to Lubrication Reliability

Two wrongs don’t make a right. This proverb states that repaying a wrong deed with another wrong deed doesn’t justify a wrong action. However, can five rights make a wrong? The phrase,“the five rights of lubrication,” has earned its place in the dogma of reliability slogans and buzz words. 

Reliability Radio EP 174: Interview with Ed Duda

Reliability Radio EP 174: Interview with Ed Duda

Looking for a ROI on your lubrication program? Ed Duda, Associate Technical Consultant with Des-Case Corporation, discusses the importance of strategizing and protecting your lubrication lifetime.

 LANXESS expands test capacity for high-performance additives

LANXESS expands test capacity for high-performance additives

Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has taken a new test bench for additivated hydraulic fluids into operation at its Mannheim site. It is being used to test the additive package Additin RC 9200 N, as well as other fluids. These high-performance additives are used to formulate hydraulic fluids that are utilized in large commercial vehicles such as excavators, combine harvesters, or construction vehicles.

Aluminum Leader Gains Equipment Improvements, Cost Savings with Lubrication Excellence Program

Aluminum Leader Gains Equipment Improvements, Cost Savings with Lubrication Excellence Program

Novelis is a leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. Opened in 1959, the Terre Haute, Indiana, facility is a world-class light gauge aluminum rolling plant and a recognized leader in the production of semirigid foil container stock and wide industrial fin stock.

How Weyerhaeuser Is Building a Foundation for Precision Lubrication

How Weyerhaeuser Is Building a Foundation for Precision Lubrication

TRC-2018 Learning Zone 35:43
by Mark Barnes, Des-Case and Keith Staton, Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser knows a thing or two about building houses. From dimensional lumber to engineered wood products, plywood to OSB, Weyerhaeuser’s product are used wherever quality, durability, and value are required. But they also know how to build a solid foundation for reliability. In this session, we’ll talk about the basic components that any company needs to execute on precision lubrication and learn firsthand how Weyerhaeuser is building the elements of a best-in-class, sustainable lubrication program.

 SONGWON further extends its antioxidant range for fuels and lubricants with the launch of SONGNOX®

SONGWON further extends its antioxidant range for fuels and lubricants with the launch of SONGNOX®

Following its successful debut at the Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in 2017, SONGWON will once again be present this year. The company will be introducing the latest addition to its range of antioxidants for fuels and lubricants.