Converting Tribology Based Condition Monitoring into Measurable Maintenance Results
COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS INC KNOXVILLE TN
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An effective industrial tribology program is much more than just oil analysis. Oil analysis reveals important information about the condition of machinery, lubricants, and contamination in the lubricants. Substantial savings are achievable through an effective oil analysis program. However, much greater benefits are achievable through a reliability based tribology program such as 1 improved capacity by avoiding breakdowns, 2 known condition of equipment - thereby providing status of plant capacity, 3 integrated with other condition monitoring technologies, 4 improved overall indication of system health, 5 employment of value based application of tribology technologies, 6 achieved optimum selection of lubricants, 7 application of contamination control and established cleanliness for systems, 8 achieved machine and lubricant life extension, and 9 realized failure reduction through root cause analysis, and applied quality assurance for lubricants, filters, breathers, refurbishment, etc.