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Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery Best Practices and Reliability

Edited By Robert M. Gresham, George E. Totten Copyright 2010
    296 Pages 152 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    A-Z Guide for Maximum Cost Reduction and Increased Equipment Reliability

    To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge.

    Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel.

    Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification

    In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as:


  • Deterioration detection and measurement
  • Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control
  • Environmental implications of various lubricants
  • Energy conservation
  • Storage and handling
  • Recycling of used oils
  • This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.

    Full Circle Reliability, R.M. Gresham

    The Degradation of Lubricants in Service Use, M.F. Fox

    Lubricant Properties and Test Methods, L.A. Toms and A.M. Toms

    Contamination Control and Failure Analysis, J. Stecki

    Environmental Implications and Sustainability Concepts for Lubricants, M.F. Fox

    Lubrication Program Development and Scheduling, M. Johnson

    Lubricant Storage, Handling, and Dispensing, M. Barnes

    Conservation of Lubricants and Energy, R.L. Johnson and J.C. Fitch

    Centralized Lubrication Systems—Theory and Practice, P. Conley and A. Grach

    Used Oil Recycling and Environmental Considerations, D.W. Brinkman and B.J. Parry


    Robert M. Gresham, George E. Totten