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10 lubrication best practices for improved equipment reliability

Supplier: Alemlube
23 October, 2012

A good lubrication strategy will improve your plant and equipment uptime.

10 Lubrication Best Practices can help achieve the optimal result in maintenance costs compared to production reliability.

Assess the things that you do right as well as the things you need to do better.

Ensure that all lubrication tasks in the plant are completed at the right time with the right lubricant and the right quantity while using the right equipment and processes.

Ensure that the right lubricant is added to a piece of equipment, a good labelling system is necessary.

Only use fully sealed contamination free containers.

Dispensing equipment must be safe, clean, efficient, easy to use and adapted to the application.

Adding grease to a machine accounts for the majority of lubrication jobs. Therefore, it’s essential to have dispensing tools that are efficient and practical.

Use online and offline filtering systems to control contamination.

Analysing oils against ISO 4406 standards is an important part of the lubrication strategy.

The use of spill containment equipment is important for safety and environmental control.

Maintenance workers must be skilled in the benefits of good lubrication practices.