29 episodes

On Lubrication Experts, I talk with the best in the business about all things lubricants, engineering and industry. From lubricant technology and condition monitoring to supply chain and manufacturing the experts sit down to give their take on the current and future states of the industry.

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On Lubrication Experts, I talk with the best in the business about all things lubricants, engineering and industry. From lubricant technology and condition monitoring to supply chain and manufacturing the experts sit down to give their take on the current and future states of the industry.

    eMobility Fluids with Adam Banks (Afton Chemical)

    eMobility Fluids with Adam Banks (Afton Chemical)

    EVs are here. Whether you like or not, it seems that both regulation and the markets have decreed that battery-based vehicles are the future. As usual, the lubricants industry will rise to the occasion and adapt to the needs of this new technology platform. But e-fluids have some very specific and niche requirements. In this episode, Adam Banks from Afton chemical sits down with Rafe Britton to explain.

    • 32 min
    World Class Maintenance with Thomas Schiff (Schiff Asset Management)

    World Class Maintenance with Thomas Schiff (Schiff Asset Management)

    World class maintenance. World class reliability. Word class asset management. What are these? What does it take to be "world class" in these domains? Thom Schiff has a wealth of experience on both sides of the equation, both on the ground in maintenance teams, as well as leading lubrication suppliers. He helps to spell out what it take to be world class, and crucially, how improving your maintenance and reliability program can result in important safety benefits.

    • 57 min
    Compressor Oils with Jim Carey (ex Mobil)

    Compressor Oils with Jim Carey (ex Mobil)

    Compressor oils are awesome. It's the ultimate blend of mechanical engineering, chemistry and fluid dynamics. But in my experience with many industrial customers, there is a gap in understanding regarding the interaction of the compressor oil with the compressed gas, as well as the nbuances of the formulation. Jim once again steps in helpfully to enlighten.

    • 40 min
    Piston Rings with Lake Speed Jr (Total Seal Piston Rings)

    Piston Rings with Lake Speed Jr (Total Seal Piston Rings)

    Piston rings are an essential component to the operation of any reciprocating-style equipment, be they internal combustion engines or compressors. What you may not appreciate is that 40% of the friction generated inside an engine is at the piston-liner interface, which makes the solid and liquid lubrication of this component absolutely critical. In this discussion, Lake Speed Jnr talks about the evolution of piston rings, bore technologies, and how this is all enabling ever-lower viscosities.
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    Rafe Britton is a lubrication consultant that turns machinery into well-oiled, reliable machinery. He helps clients achieve maximum uptime by setting up procurement processes such that they are oriented to lubrication reliablity, transforming their contamination control programs, selecting the correct lubricants for the application, training their workforce to a world-class level, and helping to turn oil analysis data into valuable insights. He firmly believes that there is an industry-wide knowledge gap regarding lubrication technologies and is aspiring to close this gap affordably by using digital tools.

    • 45 min
    Asset Management AMA with Shane Scriven (SAS Asset Management)

    Asset Management AMA with Shane Scriven (SAS Asset Management)

    Asset Management, Reliability, Maintenance, Lubrication. They're all slightly different, so Rafe talks with a specialist in the field to get his take on all things related. We talked about P-f intervals, remaining useful life of assets, oil sampling, oil analysis, certification programs and more.
    SAS Asset Management: https://sas-am.com
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    Reliability It Matters podcast: https://accendoreliability.com/series/rim/ 

    • 55 min
    Gear oil formulation with Jim Carey (ex Mobil)

    Gear oil formulation with Jim Carey (ex Mobil)

    Industrial gear oil formulation is an interesting business. The first gear oils were more or less just cut back engine oil formulations, but as technology and manufacturing methods achieved higher levels of sophistication, gear oils were rebuilt from the ground up to better serve the needs of industry. Ion this wide-ranging conversation covering everything from base oils and additive, to the unique challenges of EV transmission fluids, Jim helps to break down these technologies.
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    • 52 min

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