How not to kill your bearings, Condition Based Lubrication

Paul Klimuc, Channel Manager, SDT


How not to kill your bearings, Condition Based Lubrication.
Most people do not understand the value of correctly lubricating their rotating equipment. I have heard it said that regarding grease guns and bearings, that “if five pumps is good, then ten pumps must be better”.   Nothing could be further from the truth.
Lubricants are designed to reduce friction but under lubrication or over lubrication can cause major issues with bearings and can also cause ancillary issues in your machine train.
This session will give a historical life and death lubrication event and explain the basics of how ultrasound can assist you in to HEAR MORE from your rotating equipment, allowing it to inform you how to change your lubrication program form time based to condition based.


Paul Klimuc is an Ultrasound expert with over 40 years of experience in a variety of Ultrasound technologies. Since 1994 he has been working exclusively with the Predictive Maintenance aspect of ultrasound technology and has experience dealing with a wide variety of industries, including (but not limited to) Aircraft, Auto, Food, and Tobacco. Currently, he is supporting application solutions for the United States and the Pacific Rim Countries. Paul is a Level 2 ASNT certified for ultrasound and recently became a Certified Reliability Leader.
Paul began his career as a NDT technician, where he was Level 2 certified from ASNT (American Society for Non-Destructive Testing) in Radiography, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Dye Penetrate Inspection, Visual Inspection, Ultrasonic Thickness Testing and Ultrasonic Flaw detection. His work included testing and inspection services for Nuclear Power generation, Petrochemical process, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, and Steel manufacturing