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With harvest season a busy time for farmers and harvesting contractors, lubrication expert Matthew Gee says the best time to service farming equipment is right before the season starts. Matthew, Key Account Manager with Viva Energy Australia, recommends reading the owner’s manual to understand the recommended...

One question that operators and maintenance personnel in recycling plants often have to deal with is ‘how do you know which lubricant is the best fit for a given application?’ The answer is not always simple. While each piece of machinery usually comes with a maintenance...

How many different lubricants are used at your plant? Does your lubricants store contain multiple versions of similar lubricants? Can oil drain and re-greasing intervals be further extended with product upgrades? These, and similar questions are addressed by the CBC Australia technical team when they conduct...

Prevention is the name of the game when it comes to maintenance of electrical equipment in water and wastewater treatment facilities, according to Steve Keown, CBC's National Product Manager for Lubricants. “Why risk spending thousands of dollars on repairs when you can prevent those damages?” says Keown. “When...

Operators at water and wastewater treatment facilities can cross much of the tedious lubrication work off their maintenance checklists when the plants implement automatic, multipoint lubrication systems. “Maintaining a large water or wastewater treatment plant is time consuming, and at times hazardous,” says Steve Keown, CBC's National...

The most common cause of bearing failure in an industrial plant is improper lubrication. Which is why a multipoint lubrication system is recommended, particularly for large operations such as those typical in the building material manufacturing sector, says lubrication expert Mandar Shivalkar.

According to lubrication industry expert Steve Keown, it is paramount that lubricant and penetrant products used in recycling plants are able to perform in environments that have a high concentration of contaminants. “Dirt, debris and water can come from the plant location itself or from the material that is being recycled, and they can hamper the effectiveness of the plant equipment and components. So, it is important that the lubrication can withstand these environments,” says Keown, CBC Australia’s Product Manager for Lubricants.

All recycling plants, whether they deal with metal, glass or pulp and paper processing, have one thing in common: they all need quality lubricants to keep their systems running reliably and efficiently. Understanding the importance of a comprehensive lubrication solution for recycling plants, CBC Australia has partnered with Viva Energy to offer a wide range of premium Shell lubricants to customers across Australia.