It has been said that as many as 60 to 80 percent of premature bearing failures are lubrication related.
Whether it is due to over lubrication, underlubrication, or simply using the wrong lubricant for the wrong application, it is still a lubrication related failure.
One challenge for maintenance & reliability professionals is how to optimize their lubrication PM’s. Ultrasound technology is one way to assist in enhancing lubrication procedures.
Using ultrasound, we can prevent lubrication failures due to over and under lubrication. When this method is used, the move is more towards condition based lubrication, rather than time based lubrication.
Additionally, more problems can be found than with traditional time based methods.