CRL 1-hr: 9/26 Introduction to Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System

When machines are set in place, aligned, and buttoned-down, it becomes too easy to forget about the gear couplings that may be used to transmit power between the machines. Gear couplings are tough work horses that perform well in many applications because they operate quietly and efficiently. Since they are so reliable, we tend to take them for granted, forgetting about them unless trouble develops. Many times problems do occur simply because of neglect. Faults can usually be eliminated by keeping the shafts properly aligned and ensuring that the coupling lubricant is in good condition. Remember the old adage, "The right time to put in new lubricant is while the old lubricant is still good". Open, inspect, and re-lubricate gear couplings every six months. If they operate in harsh conditions such as high ambient temperatures, they may need to be re-lubricated more frequently. On opening the coupling, a close inspection of the lubricant will tell if the re-lubrication interval is too long. Adjust the interval accordingly, and be sure to use a lubricant specified for gear couplings. Also, make sure you do not over-lubricate. Pumping away with the grease gun until the lubricant oozes out past the containment o-ring is just as harmful as having too little lubricant. Finally, it is imperative that the lubricant fits the application and operating environment.

Tip Provided by:LUDECA, INC.
Tel: +1 305.591.8935
Ludeca Logo

Upcoming Events

August 8 - August 10, 2023

Maximo World 2023

View all Events
80% of newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
Reliability Risk Meter

The asset is not concerned with the management decision. The asset responds to physics

Why Reliability Leadership?

If you do not manage reliability culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening!

Asset Condition Management versus Asset Health Index

Confusion abounds in language. Have you thought through the constraints of using the language of Asset Health?

Seven Chakras of Asset Management by Terrence O'Hanlon

The seven major asset management chakras run cross-functionally from the specification and design of assets through the asset lifecycle to the decommissioning and disposal of the asset connected through technology

Reliability Leader Fluid Cleanliness Pledge

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

MaximoWorld 2022 Conference Austin Texas

Connect with leading maintenance professionals, reliability leaders and asset managers from the world's best-run companies who are driving digital reinvention.

“Steel-ing” Reliability in Alabama

A joint venture between two of the world’s largest steel companies inspired innovative approaches to maintenance reliability that incorporate the tools, technology and techniques of today. This article takes you on their journey.

Three Things You Need to Know About Capital Project Prioritization

“Why do you think these two projects rank so much higher in this method than the first method?” the facilitator asked the director of reliability.

What Is Industrial Maintenance as a Service?

Industrial maintenance as a service (#imaas) transfers the digital and/or manual management of maintenance and industrial operations from machine users to machine manufacturers (OEMs), while improving it considerably.

Three Things You Need to Know About Criticality Analysis

When it comes to criticality analysis, there are three key factors must be emphasized.