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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

How to store and handle grease for best life

Handling and storage of grease has a major impact on the life of the product.

Like most materials, lubricating grease gradually will deteriorate with time. The rate and degree of deterioration depends on the storage and handling and storage of the grease

Grease may change its characteristics during storage. The product may oxidize, bleed, change in appearance, pick up contaminants or become firmer or softer. The amount of change varies with the length of storage, temperature and nature of the product.

What effects do handling and storage of the grease have?

Depending on the storage conditions,
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Are You Aware Of The Hidden Cost Of Changing Oil?

Few companies understand the hidden cost of oil changes.

When it comes to the the cost of changing oil many companies merely look at material costs and the direct labour component of the lube change. They are ignoring the significant hidden costs that must also be taken into consideration when managing lubrication schedules and maintenance.

Too often, we schedule an oil change to rectify a contamination problem or when excessive wear is detected. In neither case is the oil change a certain correction of the root cause
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

How To Store Oil Drums Outside

To save costs many companies are storing their oil drums outside.

It’s cheap to store oil drums outside, and anyway they’re sealed so nothing can go wrong.

As many a company has learnt through costly experience storing oil drums outside is not that simple... or safe.

The practice of storing oil drums outside creates a high risk of water ingress into the new oil, if the drums are not stored properly. This is especially true during the summer months, when the temperature of the drums can soar to
Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Can changing to synthetic engine oil damage seals?

Will changing to synthetic engine oil damage the seals?

Owners of recently purchased pre-owned cars often want to start off with a fresh charge of synthetic motor oil, but are worried that synthetic engine oil damages seals.

Many people believe that switching a higher mileage engine from a conventional oil to a Group IV synthetic polyalphaolefin (PAO) can lead to seal leakage: but is there less inherent risk with switching to a Group III oil? The rational here
Thursday, 1 November 2012

Practical tips to cut industrial lubrication costs

How do you cut lubrication costs without sacrificing reliability?

To many, cutting industrial lubrication costs means sacrificing performance and reliability. This need not be the case – by using the correct products and systems we may just be able to have our cake and eat it too!

You can cut industrial lubrication costs by implementing the correct systems.

Correct Filtration can drastically reduce industrial lubrication costs.

New oil can be expensive as is the labour cost involved in the oil change. Deploying strategic filtration retrofits such as off-line filtration systems (kidney loop) can significantly reduce the cost of replacing your oil as well as enhance