Creating a Preventative Maintenance Plan for Hydraulic Systems

Contamination Problems Particulate and water contamination can affect the physical and chemical properties of hydraulic fluid. The alteration of these properties – which are critical to the longevity of your hydraulic equipment – will make your equipment run inefficiently, hurting performance and increasing the risk of breakdown.     Hydraulic fluids have specially crafted properties…

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Spectronics and Chempoint Partnership

Spectronics Corporation and ChemPoint.com EMEA BV are announcing the beginning of a strategic partnership for distribution of their SPECTROLINE WATER-GLO®, the company’s premier fluorescent leak detection dye for water/water-glycol based systems. The terms of the agreement grant ChemPoint the exclusive right to distribute and market WATER-GLO in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. “The expansion of our…

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What is Preventive Maintenance and Why Do It?

Preventive Maintenance is a proactive equipment and system facilities management strategy. It operates on cost/benefit premise of creating a calendar of regularly scheduled testing and upkeep. Testing and maintenance are performed while equipment and systems are still in good working condition. This calendar can be based on actual chronological time or seasonality. But it may…

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Plant Operators Plug Away at Leaks

Important read in Chemical Processing magazine about how plant operators are seeking technology solutions to identify and mitigate fugitive emissions which,“may pose significant hazards to people and the environment.” Spectroline Industrial offers a full line of fugitive emission detection solutions From our Combustible Gas Leak Detector,Marksman™ II Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool to our complete leak detection kits,OIL-GLO® dyes and cordless LED leak detection lamps,…

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Common Mining Injuries

Mining is a dangerous industry. It’s often stated that safety is the top priority among global mining companies, however, serious injuries still occur on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a mining employee is more likely to sustain a fatal injury or illness than an employee in any other industry.…

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5 Mining Safety Tips

Sixteen percent of all injuries reported to the United States Department of Labor in 2014 were related to faulty machinery components. In addition, fatalities have gradually increased over the past three years, demonstrating that safety has not been a priority in the mining industry. If regular equipment maintenance saves even a single life per year,…

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Did You Know Ultrasonic Waves Are Inaudible To Humans?

These are sound waves which are transmitted at a frequency of 20,000 Hz or higher, making them inaudible to humans. Ultrasonic waves are measured in hertz (Hz), which is equivalent to cycles per second. Devices, such as our Marksman™ II, are used to convert and amplify inaudible ultrasonic sounds into audible “natural” sounds in order…

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