When we speak of “Excellent Industrial Lubrication” we are not referring to purchasing the most expensive lubricant on the market. The basis of “World Class Maintenance” involves many concepts that are more difficult to control, although notable benefits are reported.
The objective of pursuing “Excellent Industrial Lubrication” is none other than to help improve the reliability of machinery, considering lubricants to be lasting goods that work in machinery for as long as possible in optimum conditions.
For this situation to occur, it is essential to know all of the key factors involved in the life cycle of a lubricant:
1. Specifications, rationalisation and purchase of lubricants and filters
2. Storage and management of lubricants
3. Sampling techniques
4. Contamination control
5. Training, skills and certification
6. Analysis of lubricants used
7. Best practices of lubrication and relubrication
8. Administration of the lubrication management programme (GMAO)
9. Work procedures
10. Objectives and indicators (OEE, OLE, MTBF, etc.)
11. Safety and appropriate management according to ISO 14000
12. Continuous improvement
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