Oil Tips

Lubricant Storage & Handling Basics

22 Jun 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

As most maintenance professionals know, good storage and handling practices can help deliver productivity, safety, and sustainability benefits for any industrial operation. They will help ensure that lubricants are in peak condition to properly protect equipment and keep it running with minimal unscheduled downtime while…

Three tips to control leakage

18 Jun 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

As operators look to manage costs in facilities that are prone to leakage incidents, sometimes they turn to low-cost hydraulic fluids. Yet, this approach can lead to unwanted and even more costly results, including higher oil consumption rates and increased equipment wear. These tips will…

How To Flush and Regrease Rolling Element Bearings

16 Jun 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Grease is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the lubrication world, and with good reason. Proper greasing of components such as bearings is absolutely critical to proper equipment performance, but it is often seen as more complex or challenging than oil lubrication –…

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…