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Welcome to Lubricology. This site is dedicated to helping you make the crucial shift from random, routine or reactive tasks to a more data-driven, proactive, scientific approach to lubrication, maintenance and reliability. When you tap into all the secrets your oil can tell, you’ll unlock great discoveries and connections you might not have even looked for – leading the way to longer machine life, increased output, lower downtime and better use of your time.
Our seasoned experts have seen and solved many different lubrication issues in our work with facilities across North America. And yet, every day, there's something new. Whenever we spot a fresh challenge, we'll bring it to your attention - along with some advice you can apply in your plant.  Drop us a line to subscribe or suggest specific topics.
October 15, 2019 / by Mike Gauthier

Application Spotlight: Protecting Boiler Feedwater Pumps

It’s important to note that contaminants can get into your machinery oil in lots of different ways. How it’s stored and handled in your facility is one big issue, for example.

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September 17, 2019 / by Justin Kolterman

Sleuthing for Clues on Your Machinery Lube Route

Inspection at the machine is the right time to check not only oil level, but also things like temperature, sight and smell. Is the lubricant dark, discolored or foamy? These notes may be your first indication that something’s amiss.

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September 05, 2019 / by Mike Gauthier

Inside the Essential Tests of Oil Analysis

The fundamental purpose of oil analysis is to make sure the oil is capable of doing this important job. But you can learn a lot more from oil analysis than whether your lubricant is any good – if you get some real experts on your side, you do a comprehensive oil analysis program and you stick with it.

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August 20, 2019 / by Jim Jung

Underrated, Overlooked Machinery Lubrication Issues Across Your Plant

Every lubricant is subject to different conditions, processes and iffy human behavior throughout your facility (and even before it gets there). And at every turn is risk. From a lubricant’s arrival, to its storage, transfer and application, and throughout its life cycle, what happens can have a big impact on the viability of your lubricant.

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