“...we have not had a major bearing breakdown
since we started using Magnalube-G.”
- Superintendent of the Air-conditioning/Refrigeration Departmentof the Physical Plant Div. of Duke University, Bobby Collins
The specialized lubricant, Magnalube-G has been used in difficult jobs such as heavy construction and mining equipment, marine material handling and in numerous other high and low temperature applications.
How It Works:
“...holds up longer than previously used greases,
thus it does not require re-greasing as often.”
Bobby Collins, Superintendent of the Air-conditioning/Refrigeration Department of the Physical Plant Div. of Duke University, Durham, NC switched to the new reinforced lubricant in his continuing search for cost cutting methods.
He and his 13-man department are responsible for installation of new units and maintenance and repairs of all refrigeration and air-conditioning at Duke University, which includes about 70 buildings of varying size: approximately 12,000 tons of air-conditioning and refrigeration. Air-conditioning units at Duke University range in size from three tons to 750 tons. Collins has been using Magnalube-G for about one year in pumps, pump motors, cooling tower motors, exhaust fans, etc.
He states that since he started using Magnalube-G, equipment bearings are running much cooler and that he has far less breakdown and bearing trouble. He added that Magnalube also holds up longer than previously used greases, thus it does not require re-greasing as often. Collins states that, particularly in high speed motors, he finds a great asset in Magnalube-G because it doesn’t break down at high speeds like the other multi-purpose lubricants that he has used.
Withstands rain storms:
In some of the cooling tower motors at Duke, heavy rains had often washed the oil out of the oil cups. This added a maintenance chore of re-oiling and/or checking them after heavy rains. To avoid this added cost, many of these oil cups have been replaced by grease fittings so that Magnalube-G can be used. They stay greased and the rain doesn’t bother them.
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