This text was compiled with the help of many individuals and companies whose assistance and cooperation is gratefully acknowledged. In addition to much material on lubricants from my principal contributors Exxon USA, Klüber-Summit, and Royal Purple, I received input in the form of illustrations, marketing bulletins, commercial literature, entire narrative segments, and even a full chapter from Ms.
Judith Allen and the late Tom Russo (lube oil purification) AESSEAL plc, Rotherham, UK, and Knoxville, TN (bearing protector seals). Special thanks to one of AESSEAL’s directors, Mr. Alan Roddis, and to Chris Rehmann. ASEA-BBC, Baden, Switzerland (gas and steam turbines) Bijour Lubricating Corporation, Bennington, Vermont (lubricating equipment).
Miguel González Bonnin (oil mist and efficiency gains, if used on electric motors) Cooper Industries, Mount Vernon, Ohio (gas engines) Dresser-Rand Company, Wellsville, New York (centrifugal and reciprocating compressors) Don Ehlert, Lubrication Systems Company, Houston, Texas (segment on oil mist cost justification.
Also, experience updates) Elliott Company, Jeannette, Pennsylvania (compressors) Richard Ellis, Pearland, Texas (appendix material on lubrication programs) Farval Lubrication Systems, Kinston, North Carolina, (centralized lubrication) Jim Fitch, NORIA Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma (entire chapter on oil analysis) General Electric Company, and Nuovo Pignone, Florence, Italy (gas turbines) Glacier Metal Company Ltd.,
Northwood Hills/Middlesex, UK and Mystic, Connecticut (turbomachinery bearings) Kingsbury Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (turbomachinery bearings) GHH/Borsig, Oberhausen and Berlin, Germany (compressors and gas turbines) Mannesmann-Demag, Duisburg, Germany (centrifugal compressors) Murray Turbomachinery Corporation, Burlington, Iowa (lubrication systems for turbines) Oil-Rite Corporation, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (lubricating equipment) Jim Partridge, Lufkin Industries, Lufkin, Texas, (segment on gear lubrication)
Al Pate Jr., Klüber-Summit, Tyler, Texas (mineral oils and synthetic lubricants) Safematic Oy, Muurame, Finland, and Alpharetta, Georgia (centralized lubrication systems) Siemens Power Systems, Erlangen, Germany (steam turbines) SKF USA, Kulpsville, Pennsylvania (lubrication of rolling element bearings) Sulzer Turbomachinery Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland, (dynamic compressors) Torrington-Fafnir, Torrington, Connecticut (rolling element bearings)
Trico Manufacturing Corporation, Pewaukee, Wisconsin (lubricating equipment) Tom Ward, Lubrication Systems Company, Houston, Texas (segment on oil mist lubrication) Waukesha Bearings, Waukesha, Wisconsin (turbomachinery bearings) John Williams, and Lee Culbertson, Royal Purple Company, Humble, Texas (synthetic lubricants; also, advanced synthetic grease technology)
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