The power of an effective lubrication program

20 June, 2023

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In the world of machinery maintenance, lubrication plays a critical role in preventing failures and ensuring smooth operations. In fact, it is estimated that over 50 percent of mechanical failures can be attributed to poor lubrication practices.

B2K has assembled a Lubrication Program that not only enhances productivity, reliability, and overall machine uptime but also reduces operating costs.

During the lubrication management process, B2K follows a comprehensive approach to ensure optimal results for our customers. Here is an overview of the key steps involved:

ASSESSMENT

We begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of our customers’ existing lubrication program to gain insight into their specific requirements. By aligning with their maintenance philosophy and needs, we customise a lubrication program that effectively addresses their unique challenges and goals. 

Our assessment includes evaluating the current supply and procedures for lubricant handling, examining storage facilities, and assessing the tools and equipment used for lubrication. We also review contamination control measures and identify any training needs to ensure optimal lubrication practices. 

DESIGN

B2K assists our customers in selecting the ideal lubricants for their machinery, considering operating conditions, temperature, load, and equipment specifications. 

We also provide guidance on proper storage and handling to maintain lubricant quality. Our range of dispensers, grease guns, and lubrication systems ensures precise and efficient application. In addition, we offer comprehensive services, including developing lubrication procedures, implementing contamination control measures, establishing lubrication routes, and providing training sessions for the workforce.

PRESENT

At B2K, we believe that a well-structured lubrication preventive maintenance (PM) program is essential for long-term success. We work closely with our customers to develop comprehensive PM programs that include lubrication schedules, procedures, and documentation. 

Our process involves arranging feedback meetings to present the proposed design, collaborating with the customer to incorporate their input, revising the design based on feedback, and seeking final approval. With our expertise and attention to detail, we ensure that your PM program is structured, consistent, and compliant. 

IMPLEMENT

B2K’s extensive implementation services ensure seamless integration and successful execution. Our services include conducting skills training for personnel involved in lubrication tasks, modifying equipment to optimise lubrication processes, establishing lubrication routes, and scheduling lubrication points, quantities, and lubricant selection. Additionally, we assist in implementing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure compliance with lubrication standards and practices. 

MANAGE

B2K believes in continuous management and improvement to ensure long-term success. As such, we offer various services to support our customers in maintaining an effective lubrication program.

We provide training and educational resources to empower maintenance teams with the necessary knowledge and skills for lubrication best practices. Our experts offer continuous supervision and support at the customer level, working closely with their teams to address any challenges and provide the necessary guidance.

What’s more, we conduct regular supervision and coaching from the supplier level, monitoring the performance of the lubrication program, and analysing lubricant samples. This allows us to identify areas for improvement and optimisation, making necessary adjustments to enhance efficiency and reliability.

By following this systematic approach, B2K ensures that our customers receive tailored lubrication solutions that maximise efficiency, reduce costs, and extend the service life of their equipment.

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