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Webinar: How to Build a Modern Maintenance Shop for Small and Medium-Size Fleets

by on April 18, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: How to Build a Modern Maintenance Shop for Small and Medium-Size Fleets

Truck technology is changing, labor costs are rising, and the pool of skilled technicians is shrinking. Are your maintenance facilities and practices keeping up with these changes?

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Power Utilities Improve Reliability and Reduce Costs with the Chevron ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants Program

by on April 5, 2018 0 Comments
Power Utilities Improve Reliability and Reduce Costs with the Chevron ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants Program

Power plants can’t afford unplanned downtime or damage to turbines due to lubricant related failures. Operating with a clean turbine oil is critical.

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Chevron Experts Leading Lubrication Workshops at Reliable Plant 2018

by on March 15, 2018 0 Comments
Chevron Experts Leading Lubrication Workshops at Reliable Plant 2018

The Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition is the number-one forum for manufacturing plant operators looking for state-of-the-art ideas and strategies to optimize efficiency, reduce overhead and improve worker safety.

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Emulsify or Demulsify? For hydraulic oils, that is the question

by on March 8, 2018 1 Comment
Emulsify or Demulsify? For hydraulic oils, that is the question

Customers in construction, agriculture and even marine industries often ask if they should be using emulsifying or demulsifying lubricants in their hydraulic systems. The answer, as with many lubrication matters, is: it depends – on your application, your operating environment, and your OEM recommendations.

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Do you need synthetics everywhere?

by on February 22, 2018 0 Comments
Do you need synthetics everywhere?

Lately we’ve been getting questions about the use of synthetic lubricants in industrial and off-highway applications, including heavy duty engines, transmissions and gears. There’s no question that synthetics offer a number of benefits, notably longer drain intervals and support for improved fuel efficiency.

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Oil Cleanliness Infographic: See How What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments
Oil Cleanliness Infographic: See How What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

Some people think oil cleanliness is a complex topic. Well, here’s good news. We’ve made it really simple, in a short infographic presentation.

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Base Oil Basics: Quality Starts at the Base

by on February 1, 2018 1 Comment
Base Oil Basics: Quality Starts at the Base

Lubrication is as old as transportation. The horse-drawn wagons of olden times used leftover meat greases and tallow to lubricate wooden axles. Later, pine tar and hog fat were mixed together for use as a lubricant. Eventually, linseed oil, originally developed as a wood preservative, became the lubricant of choice for coachmen.

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The Risk of Excluding Routine Oil Analysis in Your Fleet PM Program

by on January 19, 2018 3 Comments
The Risk of Excluding Routine Oil Analysis in Your Fleet PM Program

Among our trucking customers, we are seeing more and more mixed fleets of older and newer trucks from different OEMs, and that presents a challenge from a preventive maintenance perspective.

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Interpreting Oil Analysis: What does it tell you?

by on January 11, 2018 0 Comments
Interpreting Oil Analysis: What does it tell you?

We’ve written quite extensively on the benefits of oil analysis and the proper methods of sampling oil for testing. Many of our customers know from experience that a routine laboratory analysis of in-service oil can help predict and prevent equipment failure or maintenance issues caused by oil contaminants.

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Yes, You Can Filter Additives Out of Lubricants

by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments
Yes, You Can Filter Additives Out of Lubricants

Most additives are chemicals that become solubilized in the oil and become immune to filtration during the manufacturing process. However, there are several types of additives that can affect filtration.

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