4th Edition

Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities

By Kenneth Bannister Copyright 2024
    838 Pages 310 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    838 Pages 310 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities – Fourth Edition, is a blueprint manual for any person, department, or corporation wanting to acquire practical working knowledge in the field of industrial lubrication study and application. For this all-new fourth edition, the book has been extensively rewritten and updated for improved clarity and understanding. The addition of color tables, diagrams, and photographs serves to provide an improved text that is comprehensive, meaningful, practical, and easier to read.

    With the advent of the ISO 55001 asset management standard, the ICML 55® world lubrication standard, and the rapidly rising interest and professional industrial lubrication certification of engineers and maintenance/lubrication practitioners working in the field of mechanized equipment assets, this book provides a one-stop reference manual for individuals, departments and corporations who wish to study/understand practical lubrication theory and its real-world application within the industry.

    Furthermore, the book is designed to deliver the basic building blocks required to implement a practical and meaningful lubrication management program that meets and exceeds the requirements set out in the aforementioned ISO 55001 and ICML 55 standards, designed to truly define "World Class."

    1. Lubrication Fundamentals

    2. Lubricants

    3. Lubricant Delivery

    4. Applied Lubrication

    5. Managing Lubricants

    6. Implementing World Class Lubrication

    7. Lubrication Certification


    Kenneth E. Bannister is a UK technical apprenticed and accredited mechanical design engineer, credited on several engineering patents, two of which involved tribology aspects in their design. Ken is also a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional and since 1988 has consulted worldwide helping clients implement practical and meaningful asset management, reliability, and lubrication management programs. Ken is one of a few asset management consultants holding expertise and accreditation in the field of tribology, lubrication failure management and industrial lubrication application as a designated professional Machinery Lubrication Engineer. Ken was the first consultant to assist a company through the ISO 55001 asset management certification process in North America and was part of the development team for the ICML 55® world lubrication standard. More recently Ken was a contributing author and senior editor for the compilation of the ICML 55.0, ICML 55.1, and ICML 55.2 standard documents. Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities – Fourth Edition, is Ken’s fourth industrial lubrication book. In addition, Ken also provided the lubrication section for the Machinery’s Handbook and has published other books on energy management through improved maintenance practices and predictive maintenance. Throughout his career Ken has published over 650 articles and white papers for numerous international maintenance magazines, with over half dedicated to the field of practical lubrication. Ken was a founding board member of the Plant Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) and currently sits on the board of directors for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) responsible for the rollout of the ICML 55® world lubrication standard.