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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

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...