Problems caused by contaminated lubrication
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Problems caused by contaminated lubrication

We often underestimate the havoc that contaminated lubrication can wreak on our gear systems. Here’s a deep dive into the problems it can cause, based on AGMA 9005 requirements:

  • Abrasive Wear on Gear Teeth: When foreign particles mix with the lubricant, they act like sandpaper, eroding the gear teeth’s surfaces.
  • Excessive Vibration: Contamination can lead to irregular gear movement, impacting overall mill performance.
  • Corrosion: A silent destroyer, chemical reactions caused by contaminants can weaken the gear structure.
  • Meshing Issues: Buildup in the gear tooth root can prevent proper meshing with the pinion, leading to inefficiencies.

Adhering to ASTM E2905 for cleaning and flushing is critical to ensure a 25-year lifecycle as per AGMA 6014 standards.

Remember, regular inspection post-cleaning ensures the longevity and efficiency of your girth gears.

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