• McCoy Bowers posted an update 6 months, 1 week ago

    Many organizations failed to understand the importance of an effective lubrication procedure and how to apply them. To achieve high-level machine reliability, the lubrication industry must understand the importance of lubrication.

    Let’s take a look at each concept and then discuss best practices, including how to choose the right lubricant supplier.

    The Five R’s of Lubrication Procedures

    1. Right Product

    The first step towards equipment reliability is to determine the right lubricant. The two most important factors in selecting the right product are viscosity and boundary film formation properties.

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    For the most part, the OEM can help you select the right lubricant products for your operations. It’s important to discover high-quality lubricant products that are promptly accessible and meet the OEM conditions.

    One should select a product that meets their goals and budget. The lubricant manufacturers and OEM can help to make a final decision by consulting the maintenance experts.

    Also read: How to choose a Lubricant Manufacturer & Supplier

    2. Right Place

    Once we select the right type of lubricant, we need to apply it to the proper location. It is common to add the wrong product at a lubrication spot.

    To avoid such cases, all lubrication points must be properly labelled. Lubricant manufacturers supply lube tags to identify the correct lubricant that should be used at each lubrication point.

    3. Just the right amount

    In Lubrication, more isn’t better. A lot of lubricant in a framework can be as destructive as not enough.

    Over-greasing your machinery is one of the major failure modes. In the case of grease lubricant, it is more difficult to deal with lubrication. Manual re-lubrication of lubrication is one aspect that can be difficult to manage.

    It is easy to calculate the correct amount by using a few measurements and formulas. It is important to take into account all factors and variables that affect the volume.

    4. Right Time

    After we have established the program, including the product, quantity, and quality, it is time to set lubrication intervals. Other factors, such as temperature, environment, and machinery arrangement, can affect re-lubrication amounts and intervals. When it comes to the right time these factors play an important role as it impacts re-lubrication intervals.

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    5. Right Attitude

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    We have effectively examined the 5 Rights of lubrication procedures and they appear to be more pertinent and significant. However, the accuracy in defining the lubrication properties, lubrication intervals, amounts, and different requirements carried out by the individuals plays an important role.

    You may have well-defined lubrication procedures, but they are not properly managed. It is important to have a dedicated maintenance and technical team that has the right attitude.

    MOSIL Lubricants is a leading lubricant manufacturing company where we help you to develop and implement the best lubricant practices. We provide technical and on-site assistance, as well as a broad range of lubrication products.

    Contact us at digital@mosil.com for more information.

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