SKF’s Alain Noordover is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, 4th December, 10am GMT covering the role of lubrication and its influence on bearing service life, and how to avoid the pitfalls of poor lubrication by improving your lubrication practices and processes.
Lubrication management can make or break production asset performance. Get it right and you have a sound foundation for asset reliability; get it wrong, or mismanage it and you will reap the consequences. It is believed that more than a third of all premature bearing failures can be traced back to incorrect or inadequate lubrication, clearly signalling the need for appropriate lubrication practices and processes to become a vital aspect of any machinery maintenance programme.
Poor lubrication has long-term financial and operational consequences. The food and beverage industry, for one, estimates that between 15 and 25 per cent of its entire maintenance budget is consumed purely as a result of poor lubrication practices.
With the right lubrication option new opportunities can be created to increase uptime and productivity. Along with helping to reduce premature bearing failures and machine downtime, up to 50 per cent savings in lubricant costs are possible with the accurate timing and dosing of lubricants using progressive or automatic lubrication systems. You will achieve up to 54 per cent reduction in the man-hours needed for lubrication tasks with a well managed lubrication regime in place that makes use of such systems. Proper lubrication practices, moreover, can also increase the energy efficiency of your plant and machinery.
SKF have a complete portfolio of lubricants, lubrication services, systems and expertise to help realise the true potential of lubrication. By participating in the webinar you will learn about:
- The role of lubrication within a bearing
- The influence of lubrication on bearing service life
- The risks associated with poor lubrication management
- How to improve your lubrication practices and processes
SKF lubrication products range from specialised lubricants to state-of-the-art lubrication systems. Integrated SKF lubrication products combine the company’s expertise in bearings, seals and condition monitoring with a deep understanding of machine tribology gained over many years of bearings research and development. SKF offers technical support and services, including lubrication management programmes to help with lubricant selection, planning and monitoring, all from a single, reliable partner.
Examples of these services include SKF’s renowned online resources such as the popular Grease Selection Chart, which provides an overview of greases, including selection parameters such as temperature, speed and load. Plus SKF’s LubeSelect, a user-friendly online tool that aids selection of the right grease for a specific application, while suggesting lubrication frequency and quantity.
Webinar host, Alain Noordover has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has spent 12 years working for SKF. During this time, he has gained much experience in lubricant analysis and lubrication management across a wide range of industries, and with companies across the world.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018, 10am GMT. Follow the link to register for free.