The average amount spent for lubricants in a company is less than 2% of the maintenance budget.
This doesn’t sound like much, but when you consider the consequences of not properly lubricating a piece of equipment, that 2% becomes critical. When a vital piece of equipment is in operation, shutting it down – even for routine maintenance — can be costly.
Equipment is often brought off-line to change the lubricants along with other routine services. Changing lubricants can be a labor-intensive procedure. Companies that are looking to streamline their maintenance procedures and improve reliability use some sort of lubricant filtration to improve lubricant service life.
PBM Services Co., LLC offers systems with in-line lubricant monitoring systems. These units provide real-time readings of the lubricant condition, and they can be monitored remotely through Bluetooth, WiFi, or cellular. This allows reliability personnel to remotely monitor the systems, and then set limits and notifications.