Lubricants are the lifeblood of machines. They are critical for keeping assets healthy and productive. And much like a blood test, analyzing lubricants can alert us to potentially life-threatening problems before it's too late.
If improving reliability or lowering maintenance costs is your goal, it pays to look at your lubricants and lubrication practices carefully and holistically. Are lubrication staff properly trained? Are lubricants kept clean enough? Are oil change or regrease intervals set properly? Are recent machine failures related to lubrication?
Answering these questions (and more) is the beginning of Lubrication Program Development (LPD). Noria experts use this holistic, three-phase process to help customers identify gaps in their lubrication programs and make a prioritized plan for improvements.
You can build a lubrication program that:
- Reduces downtime
- Promotes reliability culture
- Minimizes costs
- Establishes KPIs to measure progress
- Is streamlined for efficiency
- Delivers significant ROI
Your 3-Phase Plan to a Better Bottom Line
"In the short time since implementation we have already achieved 53% more uptime over previous years and that continues to improve."
Scotty Lippert, Clopay Corporation
Learn how you can drive success with lubrication
Simmons Feed Ingredient Plant in Southwest City, MO, was experiencing a rash of equipment failures until Noria brought training and lubrication program improvements to the plant.
Noria training helped Kimberly-Clark’s Fullerton Mill reduce lube consumption, oil losses have dropped by 30%, machine delays have decreased and the mill has fewer breakdowns.
Onsite training and Lubrication Program Development helped transform the Sinclair Wyoming Refinery into an industry leader in lubrication. The refinery shifted to a proactive maintenance approach, significantly impacting its operations and bottom line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lubrication Program Development (LPD) is divided into three phases, each one is listed with its average timeline below:
Phase I: Ascend Assessment
Phase II: Engineering Design
6 - 8 weeks
Phase III: Implementation
1 - 2 years