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How to Achieve Maximum Bearing Life

11 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

Every bearing has a maximum service life. The trick is in achieving it. Some of the basics required to achieve maximum bearing life include: – Proper bearing selection: The bearing must be right for the application. More specifically, it must be able to support the…

National Truck Driver Week 2019

09 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Amazon purchases, batteries, mail, groceries, gasoline, medicine.  None of these items would be at your doorstep without the help of a trucker. Each year, America celebrates its backbone – the trucker – with a week-long celebration: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  Of course, many motorists…

What does Grease Consistency Measure

09 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

While often confused with viscosity, grease consistency is defined as the degree to which a plastic material resists deformation under the application of force. In the case of lubricating greases, this is a measure of the relative hardness or softness and has some relation to…

How to Avoid Bulk Tank Contamination

27 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

We know that bulk tank contamination can halt any quick lube, plant, fleet or mill in its steps. One tiny drop of water can turn a clear, transparent solution into an unusable liquid. Just look at the example. One drop of water turned this ATF…

Viscosity in Grease Selection

19 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Because grease is 80%-90% oil, the viscosity of the base oil is important.  The higher the viscosity, the greater the resistance to flow.  Lower viscosity oils have less resistance and flow quickly.  Why is this important?  The goal of lubrication is to separate metal surfaces…

Top 5 reasons to choose Mobil 1™

08 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

1. Mobil 1 is the #1 U.S. mechanic recommended motor oil* For the third straight year, more mechanics have chosen Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil than any other brand of synthetic motor oil.  From professionals to serious DIY guys, this is the mechanics’ motor oil….

How C-Stores Can Combat Fraud

19 Jul 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Retail fraud as grown exponentially in recent years.  In 2015, The Nilson Report stated that businesses lost nearly $22 million in credit and debit fraud. While, yes, a large number of that loss fell on e-commerce, brick and mortar retailers, including C-stores, still face fraud…

Preventing Oil Oxidation

01 Jul 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Oxidation occurs when the addition of O2 changes the chemical substance. Think about an apple – when you bite into an apple and leave it out, why does it turn brown? Oxidation. Oil isn’t immune to this process. Once a viable lubrication tool, the oil…

3 Ways to Optimize Oil Analysis

13 Jun 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

When it rains it pours, right? Does it ever feel like when one machine goes down. so does another? Or when one problem happens, it begins a domino effect? Problems tend to compound, and when one begins, you need answers fast to mitigate the uses….

Hydraulic System Maintenance

11 Jun 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Hydraulic systems power the moving parts of many kinds of industrial equipment. The lifeblood of your hydraulic system – the hydraulic fluid – requires four key areas of care to gain optimum service life. Also, to ensure proper function, periodic maintenance is important – and…