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Optimizing an effective oil analysis program for critical assets - Why focus on critical assets? Part 1 helps the readers understand more about the classification of assets in the first part of this trilogy before we move into how they can be incorporated to the oil analysis program featured on the LUDECA blog.

Lubricant Additives: A Comprehensive Guide dives into the reason we need additives, the various types of additives, how they work and how they degrade. Find out more in Precision Lubrication's Magazine, February 2024 edition!

Check out our latest contribution to Equipment Today Magazine where we talk about, "Implementing Changes to Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership From a Lubricant Perspective" in our bi-monthly column "Lubrication Nuts & Bolts".

Antiwear Additives; Types, Mechanisms and Applications. Find out more as we get into the types of antiwear additives and how they work in Precision Lubrication's Magazine, November 2023 edition! Find out more here!

Microdieseling Causes, Effects and Detection. Find out more as we do a full deep dive into Microdieseling and some effects in Precision Lubrication's Magazine, October 2023 edition! Find out more here!

Here's a more Comprehensive Approach to Revealing Oxidation Root Causes. In this article, we do a deep dive into oxidation and develop a logic tree in Precision Lubrication's Magazine, August 2023 edition! Find out more here!

Ever wondered about "How Lubricant selection impacts degradation and machine failure"? We talk all about it and the various mechanisms in Precision Lubrication's Magazine, June 2023 edition! Find out more here!

Part 3 of our trilogy blog with LUDECA! We talk all about, "Implementing Lubricant Storage & Handling Procedures" as it relates to, "Addressing the Storage & Handling Challenge".

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Part 2 of our trilogy blog with LUDECA! We talk all about, "Implementing Lubricant Storage & Handling Procedures" as it relates to, "The Role of Storage & Handling".

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Part 1 of our trilogy blog with LUDECA! We talk all about, "Implementing Lubricant Storage & Handling Procedures" as it relates to, "Understanding Contamination".

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In the April, 2023 edition of TLT Magazine, we talk a bit about the ways oil degradation can occur (using the six degradation mechanisms of course!) and the importance of understanding the characteristics of varnish before attempting to eliminate it. Find out more here!

Why Self-Discovery is a Frictionless Route to Effective Communication. We talk about dealing with decision makers when the stakes are high!

Find more in this article on "Communicating with FINESSE" .

We got ICML MLT I & II certified!

Find out more about our journey to achieving these certifications and the resources used!

Part 3 of our article with LUDECA!!

In this section we talk all about Selecting the Best Condition Monitoring Technique for your Equipment.

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Part 2 of our article with LUDECA!!

In this section we talk all about Reading the oil analysis report.

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Do we really need OIL ANALYSIS if we're performing other Condition Monitoring Techniques? In Part 1, we discuss Understanding the consistency of Oil Sampling.

Find out more in this blog from LUDECA.

Varnish Badges of Honour

Find out more about the ICML VPR & VIM badges. Sanya is the first and only female in the world to achieve both badges! Check out the article in this link!

Are all Acids Really bad?

We explore this through the use of the TAN & TBN tests in this article featured in PCMS Engineering's Blog.

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Michelle Segrest takes us with her on her worldwide journey through manufacturing facilities and let's us know what she learnt!

Check out this review of her series of books!

Check out the article from Accelix (Fluke Reliability) highlighting our recent webinar with them. The article is entitled, "Breaking down lubricant degradation by failure mode for reliable oil analysis".

Here's a snippet, "From the time the lubricant enters a piece of equipment, it starts degrading as part of its function, Mathura says. “The question is: when has it degraded to the point where it can no longer protect the system?” ".

We recently achieved our MLE (Machinery Lubrication Engineer) certification from ICML (International Council for Machine Lubrication). Check out our journey and how it was all done virtually!

 

We did a quick review of the new EasyRCA Tool available from Reliability Center Inc. Check it out!

 

We take a look at the different ways in which a lubricant can fail. Click on the image to follow the link.

We take a look at Lubrication Failures in Industrial Plants. Click on the image to follow the link.

 

Ever wondered about Lubrication Failures in Ammonia Plants? Click the image to learn more!

 

Peter Horsburgh did an absolutely amazing job with "5 Habits of an Extraordinary Reliability Engineer". Click on the picture to read our review of this awesome book!