Historically, lubrication management has been the responsibility of the individual mechanic or millwright completing the work. Generally, anyone who needed oil or grease could order any type or amount of lubricant to complete the task at hand. The result was an excessive amount of new, unused oil and grease stashed in every corner of the plant. Find out how DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, improved its approach to lubrication through a site-wide benchmark assessment of the lubrication program, development of an action plan, and implementation of the plan.
In this month's issue of Uptime magazine, DC Water and Des-Case Director of Reliability Services, Jason Kopchinsky, reveal the results of the assessment and the steps that were taken to create and deploy a world-class lubrication management program.