Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines
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Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines

Oil analysis is a primary way to determine lubrication breakdown, a sign of potential premature failure in critical and other assets. Lubricant degradation occurs in six ways—oxidation, thermal degradation, micro dieseling, electrostatic spark discharge, additive depletion, and contamination. Expert Sanya Mathura, founder of Trinidad-based Strategic Reliability Solutions, Ltd., introduces the basic concepts of lubrication, and…

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

What is causing your organization to struggle to get to its desired level of asset reliability? You’ve been using root cause analysis (RCA) and the Five Whys and addressing the problems you’ve found, but disruptions or unplanned downtime persist. Shon Isenhour, a veteran reliability engineering trainer and the founding partner at Eruditio, suggests pushing your…