Getting the Most from Single-Point Lubricators
In the petrochemical industry, bearing faults drive the majority of repair events for motors, pumps and compressors. In a study performed at 12 petrochemical plants, the data showed that approximately 60 percent of all motor repair events originated with bearing troubles.1 This number differs significantly for pumps and compressors because of the impact on equipment life due to the performance of mechanical seals.
Historical data gathered at these 12 facilities showed that bearing problems represent approximately 70 percent of all repair events for motors and 30 to 35 percent for pumps and compressors. This climbs to 80 percent in equipment that is selected and supplied with lifetime lubrication.