Oil Lubrication Systems For Process Pumps And Related Equipment
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Oil lubrication systems, when required and provided for the pumping system, are the life insurance policy for the process. If the oil lubrication system should fail to perform, the results are bearing failures in pumps, gears, or drivers, ultimately shutting down the process. Conservative design and proper specification minimize the possibility for failure and maximize the potential for long, trouble free service life of rotating equipment. Understanding the system’s needs, optimizing component selections, allowing for operational maintenance, and proper application of the system are the keys to reliability.
Patel, Vinod P.; Coppins, Donald G. (1997). Oil Lubrication Systems For Process Pumps And Related Equipment. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from