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number of samples submitted. A good starting point for this metric is 90%, provided the
targets have been set reasonably.

Lubrication cleanliness = Number of samples below contamination targets
Total number of samples

PROMINENTLY POST METRICS
For metrics to have meaning, charts and graphs need to be posted prominently
in the maintenance shop, lube room, and other common areas. Doing so helps
personnel understand what factors are important and instills a sense of pride and
competitiveness, ensuring that everyone is striving to make lasting improvements.
Of course, in all organizations, there are always those who are resistant to change.
To overcome this, I've always reverted to peer pressure by recommending the use of
" bad actor " lists that are distributed by area or department. It's amazing to see the mindset change when the same bad actors appear prominently posted on the notice board
each month. In any reliability-driven maintenance culture, continuous improvement is
key. Put a few simple metrics in place and see how quickly the competitive spirit kicks in
to put you on track to precision lubrication. EP
Establish KPIs to guide your precisionlubrication practices, assure you
meet standards, and minimize your
operation's environmental impact.

Mark Barnes, PhD, CMRP, is Senior Vice President at Des-Case Corp., Goodlettsville, TN
(descase.com). He has 21 years of experience in lubrication management, oil analysis, and
contamination control.

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