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PdM lubricant health

What's
Your Oil
Telling
You?

Paying attention to
what lubricants
'say' can protect
equipment from
catastrophic
failure.

IN AN ENVIRONMENT
where equipment is expected
to run continuously under extreme
operating conditions, its failure can bring
production to a halt. One important aspect
of ensuring that machines run optimally is
proper lubrication management.
Effective lubrication of critical equipment
involves more than just changing or topping
off oil on a regular basis, however. To ensure
maximum uptime and efficiency, it's necessary to understand the problems indicated in
your oil. Oil analysis and intelligence predict
lubrication problems and address them before
a catastrophic failure occurs.

PREDICTION VS. PREVENTION
Traditional maintenance has involved timebased preventive activities in which lubricants
are changed and equipment is tested after a
set amount of time. Like a regular oil change
and tune-up on a car, this level of maintenance
assumes systems are running properly and
there's no apparent concern for a failure.
To find and fix problems before failure occurs, predictive maintenance (PdM) considers
oil condition to determine when to perform
an activity. Traditionally, monitoring and testing has been through thermography (looking
for heat signals and hot spots) or vibration
analysis to signal unwanted friction, wear, and
inefficiency. While these technologies have
been well accepted in industry, they're not

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