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  • Rowe Cho posted an update 6 months ago

    Many companies didn’t understand the importance and proper application of lubrication. 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 is important to find high-quality lubricant products which are easily accessible and that meet OEM requirements.

    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. Grease lubricant is more difficult to manage. Manual re-lubrication is one of the aspects of lubrication that is difficult to control.

    However, using few formulas and measurements makes it easy to calculate the right amount. It is likewise to consider the entire picture and factors that influence the volume.

    4. Right time

    Once we establish our whole program with the right product, place, amount and quality there is a need to establish lubrication intervals. Re-lubrication intervals and amounts are affected by many other factors such as operating temperature, environmental conditions, machinery arrangements etc. 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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    The 5 Rights of lubrication have been effectively reviewed and found to be more relevant and important. However, the accuracy in defining the lubrication properties, lubrication intervals, amounts, and different requirements carried out by the individuals plays an important role.

    For example, you have well-defined lubrication practices but are poorly managed. Therefore, it is necessary to have dedicated maintenance and technical team with 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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