April 2018

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Reliability: Guidance for a lube sampling program

Suppose your manager asked you to be involved in setting up a lube sampling program.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Suppose your manager asked you to be involved in setting up a lube sampling program. In that case, be prepared to answer many follow-up questions from the plant’s upper management. We became aware of this issue when a reliability engineer was recently asked such questions by his leadership team and we tried to provide some answers. This engineer recognized that Step 1 would be to sample the lube oil his facility received from a supplier before allowing the oil to reach its final in-plant destination. His question was if, in our experience, we had come across or knew of a statistic that showed approximately what percentage of bearing failures were typically attributable to “unclean” lubrican

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