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While the end goal of every root cause failure analysis (RCFA) RCFA program is the same – to maximize productivity and minimize unscheduled equipment downtime by preventing recurrence of the same or related failure – some programs are more effective than others. Best-in-class programs are…

Get the Most Out Of Oil Analysis

16 Dec 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

As you look at the oil analysis, remember that the most important area to consider is the relationship between result values and trends over time – not just the individual result from a single test. The following article from ExxonMobil looks at other ways to…

Oil Analysis Result Interpretation

01 Nov 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information, Oil Tips

Often, when operators receive normal results in used oil analysis reports, they think it’s a sign that all is well and simply save the results and move on. Receiving normal results is great news, but it serves no purpose if operators pass over the opportunity…

Kick Start a Comprehensive Lubrication Program

07 Oct 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Lubricants are an essential part of the operation of industrial machinery.  Of all the numerous purchases made by industrial customers, lubricants can potentially have one of the most profound effects on their profits.  Just take a look at the 10 lubrication steps listed below.  Each…

How to Achieve Maximum Bearing Life

11 Sep 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil 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…

Does the Color of Grease Matter?

03 Sep 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

While operators tend to associate the grease they use with a color, like deep red or bright blue. As described in the video from Mobil below, the color of the grease does not change the performance characteristics and it is only the manufacturer who determines…

How to Avoid Bulk Tank Contamination

27 Aug 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil 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…

How many lube technicians does it take to ensure optimum production reliability? Well, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Yet what is universally true is that organizations should develop a proactive plan that considers their current and future personnel needs. Do you have…