IME will refine and optimize your current Lubrication program to incorporate industry best practices in the areas of equipment reliability.
Lubricant should be considered working components in mechanical systems as bearings, gears or valves. Just as one would not install a dirty or damaged bearing on a piece of equipment using the wrong tools, "damaged" lubricants must not be added to the machine. Proper in-plant storage and handling is the first step toward achieving proactive maintenance of your lubricants, and ultimately your equipment.
An effective proactive maintenance program mandates effective storage and delivery of lubricants. Protecting your lubricants, and ultimately your equipment, from the harmful effects of contamination and lubricant degradation begins with proper in-plant storage. To ensure suitable storage of lubricants, containers should be stored indoors in a dry location where temperatures remain moderate at all times. Clearly identify lubricants and machine application to avoid confusion and the misapplication of products. And, be sure that the proper transfer equipment and procedures are employed for that specific lubricant. These simple steps can substantially impact the useful life of your lubricants and your equipment.