2S9: Tougher Than Nails – or Dirt?

Wesley Cash, Director of Technical Services, Noria


The vast majority of machines fail due to some form of contaminant related mechanism.  The most common contaminant in our machines: dirt.  Learn why dirt is the worst possible contaminant in our lubricant and how it kills machine surfaces with just a mere touch.  Learn how hard dirt is and how it can be removed to not only save machines but also your oil.


Wes Cash is the director of technical services for Noria Corporation. He serves as a senior technical consultant for Lubrication Program Development projects and as a senior instructor for Noria’s Oil Analysis I and Machinery Lubrication I and II training courses. Wes holds Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III and Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), and is a certified lubrication specialist through the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Contact Wes at wcash@noria.com.