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Common Sense Maintenance and Reliability
Lubrication is a must with respect to
reliability, but what exactly is lubrication? Webster’s dictionary defines
lubrication as the application of some oil or grease substance to diminish
friction. Although this definition is valid, it does not realize everything
that lubrication or proper lubrication can achieve. It is this simple
definition that is often why organizations place little or no importance on
lubrication. They lack the thorough knowledge of reliability and how
lubrication impacts it. I am giving organizations the benefit of the doubt
here. Because if they understand its importance and do nothing to ensure its
complete proper application, that would make them criminally liable. Think of
your lubrication systems as the circulation system in your body. To stay alive,
you need to do a lot of proactive reliability efforts.
The driving force behind the need for a
lubrication program is because 70% of all unreliability is caused by a lack of
a lubrication program. Improper lubrication causes mechanical wear and
premature equipment/component failure, or unreliability.
Mechanical wear of equipment components is
common, and this is particularly true where improper lubrication is an issue.
Particle and moisture contamination along with wrong or degraded lubricants are
the prevalent causes creating rust on metal components, increasing oxidation
rate which leads to increased acid within the components.