Automatic Lubrication Systems & Industrial Lubricants for Water & Wastewater Treatment

Lubrication Technologies' Water-Resistant Grease Protects Bearings and Other Components

water-treatment-plant Running a water or wastewater treatment facility is not an easy job. Throughout any wastewater treatment plant, there are scores, hundreds, even thousands of lubrication points. Every mechanism or moving part should be observed closely for needed lubrication. Contaminants such as Particle Contamination, Rust & Corrosion, Water Ingression, and Water Washout will shorten the life of the equipment if not properly maintained.

Lubrication Technology, Inc. LTI designs and installs ReliaMAX™ Automatic Lubrication Systems for waste water treatment plants, fresh water facilities, paper mills, CNC machines, and many other applications, both large and small.

We also offer compreshensive oil analysis, education, best practices impelementation and training.


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Water-resistant Grease

When it comes to industrial lubricants for water and wastewater treatment facilities, the greatest amount of lubricant contamination stems from water. Dust, dirt, process chemicals and cross-contamination are other sources of contamination that can create problems with equipment. Grit washers, clarifiers, blowers and other equipment you rely upon to keep your plant operating efficiently all have bearings in need of lubrication. Lubricant quality is essential in preventing rust, corrosion and other wear.

Lubrication Engineers® LE is the industrial lubricant company that we supply to help you confront all of your housekeeping needs with its array of lubricants, including greases that inhibit rust and oxidation and water-resistant greases that shed or tolerate water without losing their original properties.

Following is a list of LE lubricants that have provided years of reliable service at water and wastewater treatment facilities with the most common uses for them.

Industrial Oils

Pump & motor bearings, gear reducers, enclosed gears, air compressors, hydraulics, turbines, wire rope & chains

Natural Gas Engine Oils

Stationary natural gas engines that run on digester gas Lubrication Technologies, Inc. is the third oldest Manufacturer’s Representatives for LE products in the US. Let’s talk about your challenges and goals and how we can help you. Call us today at (413) 788-5823.


Lubrication Management Programs Protect Your Assets and Save You Money:

Municipalities are under pressure to save money, increase productivity and make each piece of equipment last longer. In order to over come tight schedules, limited budgets, and Mother Naature, the operations manager needs to find ways to improve processes and lower the costs through better practices and maintenances steps.

Although lubricants make up a mere 3% of the typical maintenance budget; using ineffective products, techniques and applications can have a significant impact on the lubrication-related costs that make up 40% of that budget. A Lubrication Management Program designed by the Technical Consultants at Lubrication Technologies, Inc. can help you target those areas where you see red.

  • Your equipment and components will last longer, run more efficiently and more reliably, and you won’t replace equipment or components prematurely
  • Your labor force will spend less time on routine lubrication-related maintenance and no time on lubricant-related equipment failures
  • You’ll reduce over-all lubricant consumption as well as waste

Precision Lubrication Management

Reliability Centered Maintenance, is the approach endorsed by Maintenance Professionals across industries. We practice RCM to support the protection of assets at the lowest life-cycle cost. Our World Class Lubrication Reliability Program incorporates best practices and produces optimum results.

Pittsfield Fire Department Saving $9,000 per year!

Since installing the systems in 2006, the Pittsfield Fire Department has not experienced a single spring hanger failure ...

Pittsfield Fire Department The Pittsfield Fire Department has been protecting the citizens of Pittsfield, Massachusetts for over 110 years. From receiving its first ladder truck in 1913, the Pittsfield Fire Department has grown to 7 Engines, 2 Ladders and various other rescue equipment housed in five Fire Stations operated by a highly trained, highly skilled emergency response crew of 92 people, including 5 civilians. Not only does the Pittsfield Fire Department fight fires, but it plays an active role in preventing fires, responding timely to prevent crisis situations, and saving lives. It has always been, and will always remain the mission of the Pittsfield Fire Department to protect lives and property while averting tragedy.

A common problem with Fire Engines and Ladder Trucks is spring hanger failure ...

... partially due to the weight of the body exerted on the chassis components. Spring hanger failure is sometimes attributed to insufficient or inadequate component greasing. The cost to replace a single spring hanger can easily exceed $2,000.

Prior to 2006, the Pittsfield Fire Department was experiencing, on average, a spring hanger failure every two years on every single pieces of equipment. The cause for failure was attributed to a combination of body weight on the chassis and insufficient lubrication. The failures caused the unavailability of the critical rescue equipment and produced costly repair bills for the City of Pittsfield. A solution was needed that ensured proper lubrication of the fire apparatus chassis.

LE 3750 ALMAGARD Vari-Purpose Lubricant

For this particular application, Mr. Piangerelli recommended installing a Series Progressive Centralized Lubrication System which delivers lubricant by use of a series of divider valves that are engineered to deliver precise amounts of lubricant to each point. A Series Progressive lubrication system ensures the delivery of lubrication to each point and will alert personnel if there is a blockage in any line by use of a pressure gauge and pressure relief valve installed on every system.

Each Centralized Lubrication System is used to lubricate the entire Fire Apparatus chassis including:

  • King Pins
  • Drag Links
  • Slack Adjusters
  • “S” Cams
  • Tie Rods
  • Spring Pins
  • Spring Shackles


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