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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

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

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?

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...

Our Connected Breathers are a Product of the Year Winner

The finalists of the 32nd annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year were just released and we are proud to announce we are a winner in the Asset Management category! This program stretched across 13 categories and honors the best innovations of 2019, as voted by...

Blow Dry Your Hair, Not Your Breathers

Using a desiccant breather is an investment: an investment in clean dry headspace. And like every investment, we want to make sure that we receive the maximum return on that investment over the lifetime of the purchase. To that end, some users of desiccant breathers...