Technical Articles



Measuring Lubrication Program Health

Case Studies and Problem Solving

Energy Efficiency Through Precision Lubrication

Lubrication Technology and Management: The Next 10 Years

The Human Element: Labor and Skills Management

The Business Case for High-Performance Lubricants

Using Oil Analysis Data to Make Lubricant Upgrades

How to Construct a Lube Supply Agreement

Machinery Lubrication Technician Job Description

High-Performance Industrial Machine Lubricants

High-Performance Lubricants: Cost vs. Performance

Eco-Friendly Fluids for the Lubricants Industry

Nanotechnology: Science Meets Machine Reliability

The Promise of Specialty Lubricants

Industrial Machine Lubricant Application Practices

Lubricant Application: Grease Volumes and Frequencies

Lubricant Management: Dynamic Circulating Systems

Lubricant Management for Non-Circulating Sumps

Executing an Effective Sump Conversion

Developing an Electric Motor Lubrication Plan

Contractor-Based Lubrication Programs

Optimizing Lubrication Effectiveness with Ultrasonic Monitoring

Ultrasonic Energy Measurement to Improve Effective Lubrication Practices

Industrial Machine Lubricant Product Fundamentals

Selecting the Correct Lubricant

Understanding Grease Construction and Function

Lubricant Construction: Semi-fluid Lubricants

How to Determine Grease Compatibility and Why It’s Important

Industrial Machine Lubricant Selection – Oil

Lubricant Selection: Bearings, Gear Drives and Hydraulics

Chains & Cables: Lubricant Function and Composition

Selecting the Correct Lubricant for Element Bearings

Selecting the Correct Lubricant for Plain Bearings

Gear Drives: Selecting the Correct Lubricant

Hydraulic Systems: Selecting the Correct Lubricant

Positive Displacement Compressors: Selecting the Correct Lubricant

Dynamic Gas Compressors: Selecting the Correct Lubricant

Lubricant Condition Control

Proper Storage and Handling of Lubricants

Managing Sump Condition Control

Lubrication Program Design and Management

A Vision for Precision Machinery Lubrication

Creating and Effective Lubrication Program

Industrial Fluid Contaminants and Their Effect

Strategic Oil Analysis: Estimating Remaining Lubricant Life

Operator-Based Lubrication Practices

Strategic Oil Analysis: Instrument-Based On-Site Lubricant Analysis

Strategic Oil Analysis: Time-Dependent Alarms for Extended Lubricant Lifecycles

Selecting an Oil Analysis Laboratory

Oil Analysis: Finding Economic Value

Identifying Varnish and Oxidation Precursors in Lubricant Sumps

Building a Reliability-Centered Lubrication Program: Part I

Building a Reliability-Centered Lubrication Program: Part II

Lubrication Programs: Best-in-Class Doesn’t Mean Your Best Guess

Oil Analysis: Past, Present and Future

Machine Monitoring with Lubricant Based Analysis

Strategic Oil Analysis: Systems, Tools and Tactics

Strategic Oil Analysis: Setting the Test Slate

Strategic Oil Analysis: Developing the Test Slates

Strategic Oil Analysis: Selecting and Setting Alarms and Limits

Strategic Oil Analysis: Lubricant Sampling for Quality Results

Strategic Oil Analysis: Time-Dependent Alarms for Extended Lubricant Lifecycles

Wear Debris Measurement

Integrating Online Sensors and Filtration for Moisture Management

Maximizing the Impact of Lubricant Analysis Reports

Liberating Oil Analysis Data

New Machine Lubricant Cleanliness

Planning for Destruction: The Problem of Grease Contamination

An Analysis of New Oil Cleanliness

Lubrication Program Development

Improve lubrication work practices, planning, and management.

Benchmark Analysis

Focus and guide your lubrication improvement efforts.

Lubrication Practices Development

Define the work and create SOPs.


Linear Route Development

Create cost-effective and time saving lubrication routes.


Deploy scheduling system and balance routes.

Condition Monitoring Assessment

Create an effective feedback loop with condition monitoring.

Storage & Handling Improvements

Design and specify lubricant storage and handling.


Onsite training to ensure program success.

Fluid Forensics Oil Analysis

Take your oil analysis program to the next level.

PASS+ Exam Prep

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Bearing Lubrication Calculators

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Precision Lubrication Magazine

Learn About Precision Lubrication Best Practices