MRO Magazine

What’s new in lubrication

Fluid storage/dispensing system safely handles harsh chemicals

December 1, 2010
By MRO Magazine

Fluid storage/dispensing system safely handles harsh chemicals

IFH’s Special Product Package is a fluid storage and dispensing system designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and other abrasive fluids that require special handling for safety and efficiency. The company’s standard PVC sight gauge on the front of the steel containers is replaced with a glass sight gauge equipped with ball check fittings at both ends. Underneath the containers are 3/4-in. NPT fittings and flex steel hose for resistance to fluids that may damage PVC hose. The package can be supplied with new IFH fluid storage and dispensing systems or as a retrofit to existing systems.

IFH Group

Reader Service Card No. 383


Oil analysis program is revamped

The upgraded Shell LubeAnalyst program, in a scientific approach to preventive maintenance, provides an online user interface that offers a worldwide sample history and failure trends on various types of equipment and engine types. A regular oil analysis program helps customers build a historic database, allowing them to watch for trends in a variety of areas. Used-oil samples provided through the program can reveal whether contaminants are getting into the oil, indicating head-gasket leaks, leaking fuel injectors, or other problems. Spectrochemical analysis detects the presence of wear metals in the oil. The knowledge gained can help optimize drain intervals, increase equipment reliability, minimize unscheduled downtime, and more precisely track operating efficiency and maintenance practices.

Shell Lubricants

Reader Service Card No. 360

Test kit is for oil and vibration condition monitoring

SKF’s bearing analysis kit for industrial oil analysis and vibration testing is a multi-parameter, test kit that contains all of the necessary equipment and consumables for oil and overall vibration condition monitoring. Suitable for on-site use, this portable kit has as its centre a robust, durable test cell, which provides simple, accurate results that can be trended for water in oil and total base number. An easy-to-read digital display provides instructions and test results with a five-year battery life, and built-in memory for recording previous test results.

SKF Canada

Reader Service Card No. 361

Polyurea grease prolongs life of electric motor bearings

Lubrication Engineers has introduced the 1282 Monolec Extend EM Grease. Formulated with polyurea thickener and designed specifically for use in electric motor bearings, this NLGI 2 extreme-pressure lubricant offers superior mechanical stability for long service life. It features low bleed characteristics, and good pumpability and oxidation resistance. With this grease, bearings run cooler, motor efficiency is increased and very low oil separation occurs. The grease maintains stability in the presence of water and protects bearings against rust and corrosion. It also can be used for automotive bearings in generators, alternators and starters.

Lubrication Engineers of Canada

Reader Service Card No. 362

Eco-friendly line offers high-performance lubricity

A family of premium-quality, biobased products that includes a variety of spray lubricants, penetrants and greases is available from Plews/ Edelmann. Formulated from renewable, biodegradable vegetable oils, eco-friendly LubriMatic Green lubricants and greases have four times the natural lubricity of petroleum-based products and are less likely to thin down at high temperatures, according to the company. The products are designed to replace or mix with petroleum products. Made from US-grown crops, they do not have a harsh odour. Applications include farm and construction machinery, hand-held tools and automotive work.


Reader Service Card No. 381


Antifreeze prevents frozen tools

As the pressure drops from 100 psi down to atmosphere through a tool or valve, the compressed air, which is always at 100% humidity, supercools rapidly and can freeze up the equipment. Polar-Lube technology replaces the regular lubricant in FRL units and prevents air-line freeze-up. It protects air-lines down to minus 60F. Simply adding this antifreeze to a frozen tool inlet will unfreeze the tool. It lubricates and will not affect O rings, seals, rotor blades, bowls or hoses and is compatible with all manufacturers’ drop, mist or automatic lubricators. Applications include outdoor airlines, air tools, air hoists, valves, automatic door cylinders on buildings, and transportation vehicles.

Roessel & Company

Reader Service Card No. 319