Optimizing Lubrication Effectiveness with Ultrasonic Monitoring Part 1

While machine condition analysis, including measurement for presence of a lubricating film, is useful in helping equipment owners determine the effectiveness of the lubricant film in machines with rolling contacts, ultra- sonic energy measurement is useful in other ways, as well.
This article focuses on rolling con- tact interaction and the quality of the elastohydrodynamic oil film in oiled/ greased bearings. In a future article, we’ll discuss strategies for using ultrasonic energy measurement to improve the effectiveness of lubrication practices.

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