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feature | lubrication strategies
Where oils are purchased in bulk, explore using totes that are filled on site. They eliminate the
need to rotate and move drum stock.

in place a control system that
confines all lubricant purchases
to an approved list. Toxicology
is managed alongside up-todate SDS documents that spell
out how each product is to be
stored, handled, used, and disposed of in an environmentally
friendly manner.

LUBRICANT USE

brought in to cross reference and replace existing products with lubricants that are safer
to handle, use, and dispose. This process not
only drastically reduces the amount of lubricant SKUs tracked within a plant, it puts

When handling and using lubricants,
personal injuries can occur if common
sense is not part of the process. Many
lubricants are delivered and stored in 55gal. drums that can weigh in excess of 400
lb. Drums are not easily handled and back
strain is common when trying to manually
move one of them. If a forklift is used, great

care must be taken to ensure the drum is
positioned and/or secured correctly so it
can't fall off in mid air and cause injury
from collision or explosion on impact.
Where oils are purchased in bulk, explore
using totes that are filled on site. They are
sturdy and can be placed in a permanent
location one time only, eliminating the need
to rotate and move drum stock. For grease,
consider buying smaller 5-gal. pails. They
are easily transported on lube trucks and
the relatively small container assures the
grease stays fresh.
Lubrication activities require a technician
to fill machine-lubricant reservoirs, swap
out breathers, change filters, take oil samples, and often manually apply lubricants
directly to machine bearings with a grease
or oil gun under pressure. If the lubrication

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant May 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Six Steps That Cut Costs
Educating Work-REady Students
Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
Lube Safety Comes In Threes
SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Implementations
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Six Steps That Cut Costs
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Educating Work-REady Students
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Lube Safety Comes In Threes
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
Efficient Plant May 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Solution Focus
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Products
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Index
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Showcase
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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