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Lubrication Tactics for Industries Made Easy: 8th Discipline on World Class Maintenance Management (Hardcover)
The subject of lubrication is very broad and is evolving continuously with new technologies and developments as time passed by. Some of the things that have been written and published are now by-gone and obsolete. While most maintenance and lubrications people I know are not educated properly on lubrication, most of their decision on which lubricant to use and when to change it is based most often from OEM recommendations. The purpose of writing this book on Lubrication Tactics for Industries Made simple is to provide the maintenance people and the lubricant users in industries an easy to understand and straightforward approach to lubrication that they can adapt easily in their plant. The costs of lubricants in any industry only tell us one side of the story since we are only talking about the cost of lubricants spent on the equipment. The much higher cost can be seen in the number of breakdowns and failures encountered daily caused by incorrect practices and myths on lubrication. The costs of failures attributed to lubrication is a minimum of 2 folds the costs of lubricants that you consumed in the equipment. This means that if you are a heavy user of lubrication, such as a mining industry whose cost of lubricants is 100,000 USD a month, multiply this by a minimum of two and that will be the costs of failures attributed to lubrication failures. Contamination is the main problem on lubrication and it has always been there in the equipment and it comes not only in solid form but in liquid and air (bubbles). The author believes that the more contamination present in lubricating oil, then the more chances that failures happen, not only in hydraulics but in all lubricating systems and what we can do about it. Whether your industry is a large consumer or not of lubricants, there are way too many problems experienced by maintenance people regarding lubrication. Here are some of the most common problems industries are experiencing right now in today's operations. We have problems with bearing failures, oil leakage, lack of procedure, human errors of mixing lubricants, wrong or obsolete procedures on lubrication, spillages, over lubrication, under lubrication, abrasion, oil contamination problems, premature failures, improper storage of new lubricants, grease incompatibility issues, high lubrication costs, guesstimate on greasing interval, lack of knowledge, cost-cutting schemes on lubrication training, and you name it. I'm pretty sure there are more besides these lists. This book contains 12 chapters, and each chapter is summarized and intended to help industries find the key on how to manage their lubrication. This book is written for industries looking for strategies on how to improve their current lubrication practices and save costs on lubricants, wastes, spillages and failures attributed to lubrication failures. It also explains the different ways how the oil becomes contaminated and how to deal with it.