Good tribological practices to prevent machinery wear


 

Within the triad of tribology, lubrication is the principal solution to the phenomenon of friction and to the problem of wear, although it is not the only option. There are a number of good tribological practices that make it possible to optimise the state of the surfaces and prevent wear of critical machinery.

Consequences of an excess of lubricants in an industrial environment

 

While many people with technical responsibility are well trained and are aware of the serious consequences of an excess of industrial lubricants, over-lubrication is a phenomenon that occurs more often than is desirable. While a lack of lubrication can lead to an immediate failure, an excess of it can bring about incidents in the longer term because they change the tribological conditions of the machine and greater contamination is caused for that type of condition. Little by little, these conditions create anomalies in the machine that can bring about a failure.

The influence of lubrication on the wear items of industrial machinery

 

At the industrial level, lubrication is one of the most important matters for ensuring the reliability and availability of the different pieces of equipment that are present, such as mechanical transmissions, motors, pumps, compressors etc. All of these systems require lubrication and are susceptible to tribological failure since they are wear items of machinery.

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Atten2 wins "Best Industrial Equipment for the Factory of the Future" Award

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The Basque firm received the award at the fourth edition of the "Factories of the Future Awards", held in Barcelona.

The Basque company Atten2 accepted the HP award for “Best Industrial Equipment for the Factory of the Future” at the 2020 edition of the Factories of the Future Awards 2020, now in its fourth edition, organised under the auspices of the Advanced Factories Expo & Congress, held from March 3 to 5 in Barcelona. The awards aim to foster and promote innovation in industrial automation and the implementation of Industry 4.0.

How can you prevent wear on aeroderivative gas turbine machinery with Atten2?

A gas turbine is a rotary thermal internal combustion engine which uses the energy provided by fuel to produce mechanical energy and generate a large amount of heat in the form of hot gases. The combustion process of the raw material is in turn used to produce electrical energy. This simultaneous generation of two energy sources, electrical and heat, is called cogeneration, a high energy efficient system with a great number of applications.

Good practices to prevent wear on aeroderivative gas turbine machinery

Aeroderivative gas turbines are rotating thermal engines whose main use is in cogeneration, in other words, the simultaneous generation of electrical and heat energy. Smaller than combined cycle turbines, they are used in industrial processes that require the generation of both energy sources - electricity and heat - and their operating strategy is continuous. Therefore, start-ups and shutdowns severely impact the whole system. Furthermore, they necessitate stopping the associated industrial process, with the financial losses that entails. That is why it is essential to minimize unwanted start-ups and shutdowns. In this article we give you 4 tips which may help to prevent wear on Gas turbines.

 

Optical sensors for predictive maintenance at wind farms

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Atten2 Advanced Monitoring Technologies, specialised in the development, production and marketing of on-line optical sensors for the analysis of industrial fluids, will be in Germany with its latest technological breakthroughs, which aim to transform the wind power sector. The company will present its innovative products within the framework of the Wind O&M EU 2019 trade fair, which will be held in Munich on 27th and 28th February and will bring together the key companies in Europe.

Here's what will happen if you haven't digitized your production processes yet

Digital technologies are transforming the production processes of industry in all sectors. The benefits associated with the digitization of production plants are already a reality and, beyond that, quantifiable. Several European studies estimate that the digitisation of products and services has the potential to provide the industry with benefits of more than 110 billion euros per year and have determined that these technologies are the reason why industrial production on the continent has increased by 8% in ten years.

Three keys to tackling the digitalisation of production processes

The digitalisation of the industry is a deeply transformative process, the effects of which are only comparable to the Industrial Revolution. This hugely important step, which is part of the Industry 4.0 concept, is the result of implementing innovative technology that provides added knowledge to production processes.

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