4 Simple Tricks for Storing Lubricants

February 19, 2020

The first step towards achieving proactive maintenance of your equipment is to ensure that your lubricants are stored correctly. These are four critical things that you’ll want to keep in mind when storing your lubricants. LUBRICANT STORAGE LIFE Lubricants have recommended shelf lives which can vary based on the types of additives or base oils used in the manufacturing of the lubricant. You’ll want to ensure that you employ a…

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8 Things You Need to Know When Sampling Oil

February 11, 2020

OVERVIEW Performing regular oil analysis on samples from your equipment can help ensure that you are maximizing your equipment life, as well as getting the most out of your lubricants. This helps extend your oil drains, reduce maintenance costs, and detect issues before they become a catastrophic breakdown or failure. Following the best practices in these 8 area’s will help ensure that you are getting the most out of your…

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How to Choose the Right Lubricants for Construction Equipment

February 5, 2020

Selecting the proper lubricants for your heavy duty equipment can play a large roll in reducing upfront costs and expenses. The correct lubricants can improve your fuel efficiency, as well as increase engine performance and protection. This ends up as a significant cost savings when avoiding unplanned downtime and losses in production. Each OEM has different lubrication requirements, and you’ll want to ensure that you are using lubricants that are…

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7 Frequently Asked Questions about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

January 29, 2020

The Canadian Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have legislated that emissions of NOx from diesel engines be reduced significantly. OVERVIEW The legislated emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) have led to the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). We’re here to answer your seven most frequently asked questions about DEF. 1: What is DEF? DEF is a non-toxic fluid composed of purified water…

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Food Grade Lubricants

January 2, 2020

A food grade lubricant must perform all the same functions as a regular lubricant as well as comply with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations. OVERVIEW Health and safety is a top priority for any food, drink, or drug manufacturer.  They must adhere to strict levels of cleanliness and hygiene to remain compliant with the standards in place.  No matter how well maintained or how clean a plant is, there’s always…

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