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Tribology Articles for Industrial Professionals

A working knowledge of tribology is useful for maintenance and reliability professionals working in industrial facilities. Here are some of the top resources.

Tribology Explained | Machinery Lubrication | 2019

Tribology is the study of the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and encompasses the study and application of friction, wear, lubrication and related design aspects.

Interview with Luminary Professor H. Peter Jost - The Man who Gave Birth to the Word “Tribology”

Professor Jost

In September 2005, I attended the World Tribology Congress (WTC) in Washington, D.C. along with hundreds of...
Tribology: the Key to Proper Lubricant Selection

In the past, the lubrication requirements for a specific application could be satisfied by using general-purpose lubricants. Lubricant selection was typically based on experience and knowledge....

Determining Fatigue Wear Using Wear Particle Analysis Tools

Wear particle analysis, using tools such as ferrous density and ferrographic analysis, can play a valuable role in determining the root cause of active machine wear. However, unlike many...

Why Premature Wear Occurs

When wear results in the premature failure of machine components, the first step should be to determine what type of wear is taking place.

The Value of Analytical Ferrography as a Critical Exploratory Test

Wear particle identification is a critical aspect of oil analysis. A variety of options are available for analyzing wear debris, but one powerful technique that frequently gets ignored is...

How to Prevent Equipment Failures with Wear Debris Analysis

Whether inadequate lubrication, component defects or poor maintenance practices are to blame for your equipment problems, wear debris analysis can help indicate a pending failure. While it m…

The Basics of Ferrous Density in Oil Analysis

Get more oil analysis training: Ferrous density analysis can help predict and save machines from disastrous failures. It's an important ...

Oil Analysis Basics - Second Edition | Noria Store

Oil Analysis Basics presents the fundamentals of oil analysis for machinery condition monitoring in an easy to understand format. You will learn everything from how to take a proper oil sample to how to select a test slate for your applications. With more than 90 illustrations, figures and lookup tables, you'll referen

Kinematic Viscosity Explained | Machinery Lubrication

Kinematic viscosity is a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid, equal to its absolute viscosity divided by its density. See the difference between dynamic and kinematic viscosity, calculations and more.

Oil Sight Glass Buyers Guide | Machinery Lubrication

An oil sight glass is a transparent tube or bowl installed in a tank or reservoir allowing anyone to visually inspect what’s happening with the liquid inside the container.

Lubricant Additives - A Practical Guide

A practical overview of oil and lubricant additives without all the chemistry.

The Grease Gun | Applications, Uses and Benefits | Machinery Lubrication

How much do you know about grease guns? This article talks about grease gun anatomy, symptoms of incorrect greasing volume or frequency, and best practices for using a grease gun.

A Guide to Oil Sampling Hardware | Machinery Lubrication

Using the right oil sampling hardware helps ensure you’re getting an accurate sample every time. Read about the oil sampling equipment you need to take an accurate oil sample.

Oil Storage Containers and Dispensing Systems | Machinery Lubrication

Modern oil storage containers and dispensing systems are vital tools for maintenance programs. Read about oil storage container and dispensing system types and the benefits of both.

Synthetic Oil Explained | Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil |Machinery Lubrication

Synthetic oil is a lubricant made up of artificially made chemical compounds. Read about how synthetic oil compares with conventional oil and more.