Energy Efficiency
As energy costs continue to rise, energy consumption becomes a greater and more immediate concern to every company’s profitability. Electric motors power most plant machinery and energy costs are often the largest expense of operating rotating equipment.
Oil sample
Oil analysis is a routine activity for analyzing oil health, oil contamination and machine wear. It should be a key aspect of any preventive maintenance program.
Oil foam
Foam should be avoided as it can damage machine components. When foam enters the suction line of a pump, blocking the oil flow, it can lead to oil starvation, compressibility problems and vapor lock. Alongside the operational problems foam creates, it can also cause safety issues and accelerated lubricant oxidation which then leads to increased oil change intervals and oil consumption.
compressor maintenance
Get ready for the New Year with our top 5 lubrication tips.  Here is the summary of our advice on how to achieve and maintain lubrication excellence and to get ready for the New Year with a fresh start.
dairy
Talking exclusively to Dairy Industries International Ingrid Ooms, global technical manager at Anderol, discusses the lubrication challenges and solutions for the modern dairy plant.
Canning
The use of food grade lubricants in the food canning industry is essential for food safety and quality control. Consumer protection is the number one priority, but ensuring that the production process runs smoothly and safely is also essential.
brewery
Brewing beer is a craft, but that does not alter the fact that the modern brewery is an industrial enterprise in which speed and efficiency are central goals, in addition to quality.
Anderol Food Grade compressor lubricants
With many food and drink processors running their production 24/7, compressor equipment needs to provide optimal reliability and performance, with minimal downtime. It is essential that the right lubrication is applied.
Operating temperature
The operating temperature range of a lubricant indicates the temperature range in which a lubricant can perform effectively. Two of the most important characteristics of a lubricant when determining operating temperature range are the pour point and flash point.
storage handling guide
Download our storage and handling guide for lubricants and greases to read more.
oil viscosity
Viscosity is considered the most important property of a lubricant because it determines the lubricant's film strength and efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts.
grease vs oil
In general, we tend to see an oil being used rather than a grease for industrial equipment lubrication, but both can be used and the oil versus grease debate is an ongoing one.
lubricant in cold weather
As we head towards Winter in the Northern Hemisphere now is a good time to start thinking about how best to lubricate your equipment in low temperatures to ensure optimal performance. The cold weather, particularly freezing temperatures, can impact the effectiveness of your lubricants and cause equipment to fail. Equipment always performs better when properly lubricated so making sure you use the right lubricant that performs in low temperatures is critical.
Lubrication has a direct impact on the effectiveness of your equipment. Get it wrong and it can result in serious and costly damage. Here are the five most common mistakes to avoid.
brewing
Lubricants are essential to many of the applications found throughout the beer brewing process. Every one of them is an essential asset in the production operation that can either make or break the production line. The use of high quality food grade lubricants means optimal performance of equipment, compliance with food safety regulations and importantly, protection for consumers.
lubrication efficiency
In these unprecedented times of uncertainty and challenges, the need to create efficiencies by improving business processes that eliminate waste has never been more vital. Lubrication is one of these processes and we recommend applying the Japanese-based “5S” set of principles, regarded as the foundation of any process excellence activity. Here we explain how to apply 5S strategy to your lubrication program and the benefits of switching to synthetic based products to maximize efficiency.
grease water
Lubricants absorb water to different degrees depending on the lubricant type and as most oils have low resistance to water absorption, greases are usually applied where conditions are humid or watery and good water resistance is required.
over greasing
You’ve found the right lubricant for your equipment, but are you using the right amount? Both under greasing and over greasing can cause detrimental damage to your equipment.