Filters and Lubrication Maintenance

Learn the importance of following lubrication schedules, how to change common types of oil filters. This lesson explains the purpose of filters and the importance of filter maintenance in lubrication systems.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of lubricants and lubrication systems is recommended.

Description

This is the final lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Lubrication Library. Participants also learn the importance of following lubrication schedules, how to change common types of oil filters. This lesson explains the purpose of filters and the importance of filter maintenance in lubrication systems. Additionally, the lesson indicates the benefits of oil sampling and analysis and identifies several factors, which can cause lubrication failure.

Objectives

Explain the purpose of filters in a lubrication system.  Explain the differences between surface filters and depth-type filters.  Explain why filter maintenance is important.  Recognize indications that a filter must be cleaned or replaced.  Describe how to clean a filter.  Explain the benefits of following a lubrication schedule.  Interpret information on a lubrication schedule.  Explain the benefits of oil sampling and analysis.


INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION (4)