Properly evaluate and measure the lubrication-related energy savings opportunity.
Before switching to a new lubricant, you should assess the scope of the energy savings opportunity. Energy savings can be defined in two ways – using less energy to do the same work or consuming the same amount of energy to do more work. For example, in a plastics operation, energy use may be assessed either by measuring the ? kWh consumed for producing a set number of plastic bottles or by measuring the number of plastic bottles produced per kWh used.
Look for high-performance lubricants that offer energy efficiency benefits.
Not all advanced lubricants offer efficient energy savings, so operators should work closely with their lubricant suppliers to identify the right lubricant technologies.
It's not a “set it and forget it” approach continuous monitoring is key.
Even after you’ve measured the savings opportunity and selected the right lubricant technology, sustaining term performance demands continuous lubricant monitoring.
Used oil analysis is a critical tool. It can identify the presence of wear metals and other contaminants while also flagging any concerning changes in key performance parameters such as increased viscosity, which may cause energy efficiency. By implementing a regular, consistent UOA program, you can address most lubrication issues before they become a problem, keeping your lubricants running strong and helping you optimize equipment efficiency. One of the best lubrication systems for saving energy is the LUBE LHL System.
Benefits of the LHL system include:
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