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Water Contamination in Heat Transfer Systems

09 Mar 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Water in a heat transfer system can be potentially harmful to equipment and present a major safety hazard to maintenance personnel. Here’s why: When water residing at a low point in a system reaches its boiling point and flashes to steam, its volume increases- suddenly-…

Steel Manufacturer Extends Roll Mill Bearing Life

07 Jan 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

An Alabama steel manufacturer operates a roll mill stand that utilizes several greased bearings. While using a lithium-based grease in its bearings, the manufacturer experienced two bearing failures per year due to corrosion and rust. When roll mill bearings fail, the bearing requires replacement and…

Steel Plant Reduces Grease Consumption

07 Jan 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

A leading steel manufacturer in Alabama was experiencing several issues with its hot mill. While using an aluminum complex grease in the hot mill, the manufacturer was regreasing more frequently than desired due to extensive water washout and high heat. Additionally, during mill operation, the…

Mobil SHC 918 Product Launch

12 Dec 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

From ExxonMobil Oil Corporation: We are delighted to share that Mobil SHC 918 EE, specially formulated to perform in GE Frame 7FA and Frame 6FA.01gas turbines and is 100% compatible with Mobil DTE 932 GT, is now available in the United States. As you know,…

Industrial behavior is changing. The industry is learning to implement sustainable strategies in order to meet social, economic and environmental challenges. Whichever industry you operate in, it’s likely that you’re introducing new technologies, implementing manufacturing process changes or changing the mindset of your employees to…

The Oil Analysis Before the Analysis

02 Dec 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

When a technician wants to see of a machine is operating properly, they will probably take an oil sample, send it to the lab and wait on results.  But before you send that sample to the lab, let’s look at the less expensive and time-consuming…

We are happy to announce that our founder, Charles “Mac” McPherson, has received the Volunteer in Service Award.  This award is given annually by the Association of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day. The following written in the Birmingham Business Journal. The following article was…