Making Sense of Oil Viscosity

December 2, 2014

Guest post by Dave Tiffany, Reliability Specialist for Pioneer Engineering If you have a gearbox with a manufacturer’s nameplate instructing you to use the American Gear Manufacturer’s Association (AGMA) #4 viscosity oil at a given operating temperature, or if it specified a 750 SSU viscosity oil, would you know exactly what viscosity oil you need? […]

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Machine Lubrication – Where to Start and How to Maintain

July 10, 2014

Guest post by Brad Loucks, Mechanical Engineer at Pioneer Engineering When discussing machine lubrication techniques and associated maintenance tasks with industry personnel, I often hear the same story; “Once a month, we fill it up until it’s full.”  This story can unfold further to reveal that every piece of machinery under such a program receives […]

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Problems managing, trending, alarming and analyzing oil data?

April 1, 2011

Problem: Are you having problems managing, trending, alarming and analyzing oil data from your oil laboratory?   Solution: Import the data supplied by your oil laboratory into your vibration analysis software.    Programs like the OMNITREND software will allow you to import, trend, alarm and analyze your oil analysis data. Oil data reports made available […]

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