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Fight Lubricant Proliferation

Fight Lubricant Proliferation

If you use a large variety of lubricants, consider the benefits of a consolidation process. By Mark Barnes, PhD CMRP, Des-Case Corp. In the past 23 years I’ve spent a lot of time in plants evaluating lubrication practices across a multitude of industries including...

When Water & Oil Mix, Assets Suffer

When Water & Oil Mix, Assets Suffer

Controlling the amount of water contamination in your lubricants will extend rotating-equipment life. By Mark Barnes, PhD CMRP, Des-Case Corp. From an early age, we learn that oil and water do not mix. While that is not exactly true in the lubrication world, it is...

An Overview of Preventive Maintenance | Descase

An Overview of Preventive Maintenance | Descase

What is Preventive Maintenance? Your equipment needs consistent maintenance and the level of maintenance is driven by the maintenance strategy identified. Preventive maintenance is useful when a proactive maintenance strategy is not cost effective for an asset....

How to Conduct Oil Analysis

How to Conduct Oil Analysis

Oils are fluids that play a vital role in keeping your assets running smoothly. Knowing the condition of your oil provides important information on the overall health of your assets and helps you track its performance.  Why perform an oil analysis? Analysis and...

Know Your Kappa Values

Know Your Kappa Values

If your bearings require grease lubrication, reliable long-term performance is determined by the Kappa value.   By Mark Barnes, PhD CMRP, Des-Case Corp. Selecting the correct lubricant for rotating or reciprocating assets is the most fundamental aspect of any...

A Guide to Oil Filtration

A Guide to Oil Filtration

Everyone is interested in extending life…and a company’s equipment is no exception. While our equipment won’t last forever, more and more companies are looking for processes and products that will help keep them up and running. Reduced downtime, increased lubricant...

What is a Lube Room and Why is it Important?

What is a Lube Room and Why is it Important?

A lube room is just what it sounds like: a room or area in a facility where lubricant is stored. But in order for your plant’s lube room to help you achieve your reliability goals, you need to know more than that. First, there’s the room itself. It should be in an...