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Lubrication Technologies: An Uncommon Technical Resource!
When it comes to protecting the citizens of your community, the care and maintenance of your trucks and equipment is very important. Not only do you need to have a highly trained, highly skilled emergency response crew, you also need reliable Engines and Ladders that will function without concern or problems.
A common problem with Fire Engines and Ladder trucks is spring hanger failure ... partially due to the weight of the body exerted on the chassis components. Spring hanger failure is sometimes attributed to insufficient or inadequate component greasing. The cost to replace a single spring hanger can easily exceed $2,000.
These failures can cause the unavailability of a critical rescue equipment and produce costly repair bills for the City/Town. A solution is needed that would ensure proper lubrication of the fire apparatus chassis.
That is where Lubrication Technologies comes to your "rescue"! We have designed and installed systems in Fire Apparatuses for the Pittsfield Fire Department, Pittsfield, MA, Hartford Fire Department, Hartford, CT, East Hartfort Fire Department, CT, New Haven Fire Department, CT, to name a few.
We work closely with our fire department partners to ensure their needs are met. Lubrication Technologies has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to installing Automatic Lubrication Systems for fire departments to help protect their Engines and Ladder trucks.
By installing an Automatic Lubrication System on your firefighting apparatus, you are reducing maintenance costs, saving on component wear, increasing overall effeciency of the equipment, and ensuring the safety of your crew and those who depend on them.
Reliability Centered Maintenance, (see steps below), is the approach endorsed by Maintenance Professionals across industries. We practice RCM to support the protection of assets at the lowest life-cycle cost. Our World Class Lubrication Reliability Program incorporates best practices and produces optimum results.
In 2006 David Piangerelli, the local LE Lubrication Consultant, contacted the Pittsfield Fire Department's Deputy Chief Mr. Spaniel and offered a solution to reduce spring hanger failures and to increase the reliability of the fire engines and ladder trucks. Mr. Piangerelli recommended installing a Centralized Lubrication System on the Fire Apparatus as well as using LE 3750 ALMAGARD® Vari-Purpose Lubricant. The Centralized Lubrication System delivers a metered, precise amount of LE 3750 ALMAGARD VariPurpose Lubricant to each lubrication point, whenever the vehicle is in motion.
LE 3750 ALMAGARD Vari-Purpose Lubricant is a multi-functional, extreme pressure lubricant for extended service under extreme conditions in on and off-road vehicles and in many plant applications. The lubricant is rust and corrosion inhibited. LE 3750 ALMAGARD Vari Purpose lubricant was recommended because it is very tacky, it has excellent water resistance and does not pound out.
For this particular application, Mr. Piangerelli recommended installing a Series Progressive Centralized Lubrication System which delivers lubricant by use of a series of divider valves that are engineered to deliver precise amounts of lubricant to each point. A Series Progressive lubrication system ensures the delivery of lubrication to each point and will alert personnel if there is a blockage in any line by use of a pressure gauge and pressure relief valve installed on every system.
Each Centralized Lubrication System is used to lubricate the entire Fire Apparatus chassis including:
Although lubricants make up a mere 3% of the typical maintenance budget; using ineffective products, techniques and applications can have a significant impact on the lubrication-related costs that make up 40% of that budget. A Lubrication Management Program designed by the Technical Consultants at Lubrication Technologies, Inc. can help you target those areas where you see red.
|Reliability Centered Maintenance|
|Onsite Lubrication Survey|
Click through for details regarding an Onsite Lubrication Survey to assess every lubricated component in your plant and your fleet with the goal of identifying those areas that are costing you time and money. Design and implement a World Class Lubrication Management Program to increase equipment reliability.
Take the guesswork out of your lubrication budget, reduce downtime and increase profits.
|Lubricants and Fluids|
LE’s enhanced lubricants reduce friction and wear, extend drain intervals and provide better performance, reliability and durability while dramatically lowering your cost of use.
|Precision Lubrication Dispensing|
Lubrication Technologies has curated a wide range of lubricant delivery devices designed to reduce lubricant contamination, misapplication, and lubricant mix-ups. LTI’s variety of products and services ensure precise application of lubricants at specific intervals to ensure optimum performance by your critical equipment. Choose from grease guns, single point lubricators, automatic lubrication systems, fluid dispensing systems, pumps and reels and grease fittings. We install and service what we sell.
|Back-Up Safety Cameras|
Blind spots at the front and rear.
|VEI Onboard Weighing (Scales)|
Weigh whatever it is to within 1% accuracy with high-quality VEI Loader Scales. Load to the legal maximum and maximize your profits.
Certified to work under the harshest environments as far as salt, sand, dust, temperature and vibration are concerned.
|Lubrication Storage and Handling Solution|
Contamination control is the key to success in any reliability maintenance program and it starts with proper organization, storage and clean handling of lubrications.
|Contamination Control & Filtration|
Lubricants are the life-blood of your expensive equipment and protecting both from wear and tear caused by the presence of particulates and other contaminants is well worth the initial investment.
As oil functions inside your heavy equipment, the additives that protect the base stock are depleted over time, compromising the performance of the oil inside your expensive fleet and ultimately exposing them to wear and tear and costly equipment failure.
You can avoid these failure modes by implementing an oil analysis program. Click through to see how.