The essence of lubrication reliability is to ensure that the equipment operates with minimal friction and wear, extends its lifespan, and prevents unscheduled downtime. This can be achieved through proper selection of lubricants, frequent monitoring, and timely maintenance. Maintaining an effective lubrication program requires a systematic approach to assess the lubrication needs of each piece of equipment, determine the proper lubricant type, and implement a consistent maintenance schedule.

To guide you through the jungle of the Lubrication Reliability (LR) terminology and to provide a reference work for all jargon, you can find explanations of all these terms in this section.

 Click on an LR (Lubrication Reliability) term below to read its definition and/or explanation.

Articles in Lubrication Reliability Terms

Auto shut-off dispensing tap
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Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) control
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ISO 4406 - the cleanliness code explained
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Oil Contamination problems
Contaminated oil  can cause various problems that can impact the...
What is Viscosity?
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Three-way filtration
Three-way filtration means that the Lustor System has three different operation...
What is Wear?
What is WEAR?   Just looking at it from a DIN perspective, Wear is the...
ISO 460
ISO 460 is a viscosity grade classification established by the International...
What is Hepa
HEPA EXPLAINED HEPA, high-efficiency particulate air  filter, also known...
What is a Turbine Gearbox
A turbine gearbox is a mechanical component that is used to transmit power from...
What is a Smelting Plant
A smelting plant is a factory where metals are extracted from their ores through...
What is a Corrugated Paper Plant
A corrugated paper plant is a manufacturing facility that produces corrugated...
What is a Lube Storage Room
A lube storage room is a designated area within a facility where lubricants,...
What is Wastewater treatment
Wastewater treatment  is the process of removing contaminants from...
What is a Cooling Fan Lube System
A cooling fan lube system is a lubrication system designed for cooling fans used...
What are Hydraulic Gates Systems
Hydraulic gates are used to control the flow of liquids, such as water, in...
What is emulsified water
Emulsified water  refers to a mixture of water and another immiscible...
What is dissolved water
"Dissolved" water refers to water molecules that are evenly dispersed...
What is free standing water
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What is cross-contamination
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What is a pump reducer nozzle
A pump reducer nozzle is a device that attaches to the outlet of a pump to...
What are extension sleeves
Extension sleeves for pumps are accessories that are designed to increase the...
What are discharge hoses
Discharge hoses  of various lengths with  anti-drip hook outlet or NPT...
Pump Breathers
Pump breathers  are an essential component of a pump system that provides a...
What are adapters
An adapter is a component that connects two pieces of equipment with different...
What are Quick Connects
A quick connect is a type of coupling that allows for quick and easy connection...
Why Store lubricants in a clean, dry, and secure location
Storing lubricants in a clean, dry, and secure location is important to prevent...
What is an air breather kit for spout lids
The Air Breather Kit is an accessory that can be used with OilSafe spout lids to...
Fluoroelastomer O-rings
Fluoroelastomer O-rings, also known as FKM O-rings, are a type of synthetic...
Poly tanks
Poly tanks  are storage tanks made from polyethylene, a type of plastic...
Polyethylene
Polyethylene is a versatile and widely used plastic polymer that belongs to the...
The 5 OilSafe Lids
OilSafe offers five (5) different types of lids in 10 colours designed for their...
Powder coated steel
Powder coated steel refers to a type of steel that has been treated with a...
ADR 8/9 class
ADR (Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises...
Micro Glass Anti-Static Filters
Micro Glass Anti-Static Filters are a type of filtration media used in various...
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) refers to the sudden flow of electricity between...
Borosilicate glass
Borosilicate glass is a type of glass that is known for its exceptional...
HVAC
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It is an acronym...
What is an auto shut-off dispensing tap
An auto shut-off dispensing tap is a device that is commonly used in the...
Check valve technology
Isolation check valve breathers combine the benefits of check valve technology...
STIP
The STIP acronym stands for Store, Transfer, Identify, and Protect ,...
10 crucial points for achieving Lubrication Reliability
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What does GPM mean?
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What is the definition of CFM?
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What is the meaning of SCFM
SCFM stands for "Standard Cubic Feet per Minute." It is a measurement...
What is ATEX?
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What is INOX?
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H1 lubricants
H1 lubricants are specially formulated lubricants designed for use in food...
Exploring H2 Lubricants: Safe Solutions for Industrial Machinery
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The dirty path of contamination
"The dirty path of contamination" refers to the route through which...
What is silica gel?
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