The world's best manufacturers and formulators of lubricants are constantly seeking to improve products to keep pace with the development of higher speed machinery, or equipment that is run at over 100% nameplate capacity, or subjected to a variety of extreme operating conditions.
This book provides an important reference which will enable the reliability professional, mechanic, machinist, or lubrication specialist to understand what matters most in a lubricant, and to distinguish mere sales talk from relevant facts. The information provided in this book is intended to assist the professional in insuring that machinery operates at optimum performance levels, with a minimum of costly downtime.
Completely revised, this new edition includes the latest material on oil analysis, the energy conservation aspects of lube oil application and selection and bearing protector seals. Information on synthesized hydrocarbons and oil mist lubrication is thoroughly revised. It addresses the full scope of industrial lubricants, including general purpose oils, hydraulic fluids, food-grade and environmentally friendly lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases, pastes, waxes and tribosystems. Detailed coverage is provided on lubrication strategies for electric motor bearings, gear lubrication, compressors and gas engines, and steam and gas turbines. Other topics include proper lubricant handling and storage, as well as effective industrial plant oil analysis practices.
Author: Heinz P. Bloch, P.E.
Because viscosity is so important it is often monitored on-site by the reliability team. It is used as an acceptance test for new oil deliveries and to verify the correct lubricant is in use. When viscosity changes with in-service lubricants, the cause is either oil degradation or oil contamination.
Oil degradation relates to the changes to the base oil and additive chemistry (molecular changes). Contamination of an oil can either thicken or thin the oil depending on the viscosity and emulsifying characteristics of the contaminant.
Table Of Contents:
Principles of Lubrication
General Purpose R&O Oils
Food Grade and Environmentally Friendly Lubricants
Lubricants for Forest Products and Paper Machines
Pastes, Waxes and Tribosystems
Constant Level, Centralized and Oil Mist Lubrication Systems
Bearings and Other Machine Elements
Lubrication Strategies for Electric Motor Bearings
Compressors and Gas Engines
Steam and Gas Turbines
Lube Oil Contamination and On-Stream Oil Purification
Storage Methods and Lubricant Handling
Successful Oil Analysis Practices in the Industrial Plant
Appendix A -Lubrication Program Work Process Manual
Appendix B - Tables, Charts and Factors
Glossary of Terms