Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.

 

Slick moves: New lube room tools and tips

Sheila Kennedy says keep it clean, folks: How to help prevent lubrication contamination.

By Sheila Kennedy
May 23, 2016

Lubricant contamination is a hazard to the lifecycle of lubricated parts. Improper handling and storage can introduce contaminants to the lubricant before it ever reaches the equipment. The lube room itself may be the source of such problems. A variety of tools and techniques are available to mitigate this issue, and continuing education is required to stay on top of the options.

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