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Q15.Is selecting the right lubricant vital? It seems that bearings fail for other reasons- not from picking the wrong oil or grease?
 

Q15.Is selecting the right lubricant vital? It seems that bearings fail for other reasons- not from picking the wrong oil or grease?

Bearings do fail for many reasons, but improper lubrication is there at the top of the list. And the rest are the following:

43% due to improper lubrication;
27% due to improper mounting;
21 % due to other causes and
9% due to reaching the fatigue limit of the metal.

Reasons for lubrication failure are following:
1) Incorrect selection of the grease base for a particular application.
2) Use of static or circulating oil in a improper manner.
3) Insufficient lubrication either in quantity or in required viscosity.
4) Deterioration of prolonged service without proper intervals.
5) Contamination of the lubricant and the bearing with foreign materials.


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