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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 July 1953



A very wide range of equipment is today available for assisting clean and efficient methods of storing and dispensing lubricants. Whether your works uses only two grades or twenty, and whether you order in five gallon drums or 1,000 gallons in bulk, unless your handling and dispensation is clean and labour saving, there is room for improvement. It is a constant source of amazement to us to note the very lackadaisical methods employed in some of our biggest factories for storing and handling lubricants, in spite of the fact that dispensing the incorrect grade, contamination of a lubricant, or even leaky containers, can cost a lot of money in repairs, loss of production, breakdowns, etc. In this article, only fundamentals have been touched upon, but it is believed that so many works would do well to give more attention to these matters. The illustrations show only a very small proportion of the equipment available but every piece is a sound investment and an insurance against trouble. Involved and intricate systems of storekeeping are all very well in their way, but these have been seen operating in works where the cleanliness and correct handling of the lubricants have been ignored. Put first things first in the oil stores, save labour, keep the place clean and avoid waste. The best way to do this is to use suitable equipment whose first cost will be paid for by the first breakdown that it prevents.


(1953), "HANDLING, STORING & DISPENSING LUBRICANTS: Part I “Initial Handling”", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 5 No. 7, pp. 12-16.




Copyright © 1953, MCB UP Limited

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