What Message is Your Lubrication Storage Sending Your Lube Techs?
In most facilities, the condition of the lubrication storage facilities mirrors the attitude and performance of the lubrication technicians. This in turn reflects the general condition of the plant equipment.
Companies that invest in providing high quality, clean and well-organized lubrication storage facilities often see better performance from their lubrication techs. Even though the techs may be well trained in lubrication best practices, they tend to take on the perceived attitude that the company really doesn’t care when the company fails to properly invest in its lubricant storage and handling facilities. There is not as much pride taken in the performance of their tasks as most techs realize that they are being expected to use contaminated lubricants to maintain the equipment they are servicing.
Bottom line is that lubricant storage impacts lubricant cleanliness which impacts machine health and life which significantly affects maintenance costs and production. Investing in high quality lubrication storage and handling facilities yields high return on investment.