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Break the Cycle

27 Nov 2018, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Oil Tips

Research shows that the power of proper lubrication management is severely underestimated. Companies are wondering why their equipment is failing, why there is significant waste and runoff, why their costs are high, etc. This cycle will drag on for as long as the problems at the surface continue to be addressed.

  • Damaged equipment? Replace.
  • High lubricant consumption? Catch up with the consumption by over greasing.
  • High costs? Get cheaper lubricants.

You can see why the cycle repeats. The root cause of the problem, your lubricants, is not addressed.

Lubricants are at the forefront, and specially formulated for a variety of processes and operating conditions for a reason. The science behind the careful formulation of specific base oils, additives, thickeners, and resultant viscosities is complementary to a process and works to optimize it. In basic terms, this is done by protecting the equipment, minimizing the energy required, decreasing consumption/waste, and thus lowering costs.

However, the lubricants you use are only as good as your practices. Having a high degree of cleanliness, regular oil analysis, and good storage and handling are all important aspects in a lubrication management system. Through this, you can be sure the cost of premium lubricants will pay off. Premium lubricants are an investment – one with a high rate of return through increased equipment uptime and life, energy savings, and lowered waste/disposal costs.

So, what now? If you have any of the above issues that a good lubrication system can address, then consider a lubrication survey or other industrial engineering service.  McPherson Oil can come in, take a look at all your equipment and lubricants, make notes on operating conditions and storage and handling, and then provide recommendations in the form of a detailed report.  McPherson Oil works as a partner every step of the way, ensuring you have best practices and eagerly anticipating your positive feedback in the form of cost savings and more efficient processes. Contact McPherson today to begin your journey to better maintenance!