Taking Lubrication to The Next Level with Acoustic Lubrication

Using Acoustic Lubrication Techniques to Provide the Right Amount of Grease at The Right Time

Every Thursday a mechanic grabs the grease gun and proceeds perform a lube route.  Throughout the route, the mechanic pushes the grease gun onto the zerk and pumps grease into the bearing housing.  Below the housing, there is a trail of grease leading to a small pile of old grease.   The mechanic proceeds to the next machine and attempts to lubricate a bearing.  However, no matter how hard […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:28-04:00August 14th, 2017|Equipment Strategy, Ultrasonics, Ultrasound|Comments Off on Taking Lubrication to The Next Level with Acoustic Lubrication

Utilizing Ultrasound in Condition Monitoring

Understanding the various applications of ultrasound

When a maintenance person hears the word ultrasound, they immediately think of air leaks.  While ultrasound is good at finding leaks involving compressed gases (air, steam, nitrogen, CO2, etc.), it can do much more.   If you look at a typical P-F curve, you will that ultrasound enables organizations to find defects further up the curve, even more so than vibration analysis.   How many maintenance staff knows that? Combine the ease of use, cost effective and the early detection ability […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:28-04:00August 7th, 2017|Equipment Strategy, Ultrasound|1 Comment

Listening to Assets: Understanding Ultrasound

What Is Ultrasound And How Can It Help With Your Condition Monitoring Program

Imagine being able to listen to assets.  I don’t mean the old trick of holding a screwdriver to a bearing housing, but actually being able to hear the rolling elements of a bearing.  What about being able to record the audio sample, analyze and trend the information?  All of this is now possible with the Ultrasound technology currently available.

Most of us have heard of using Ultrasound to find […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:29-04:00July 31st, 2017|Equipment Strategy, Ultrasound|Comments Off on Listening to Assets: Understanding Ultrasound