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Start 2021 Right!

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS A new year is a time of resolutions, some of them are kept while others seem to slip by with the weeks. One great resolution that we think will be easy to keep, with your Ottsen Experts here to...

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More Isn't Always Better: Why Over Greasing Can Cause Bearing Failures

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Over-greasing electric motor bearings is the leading cause of bearing failure by far. This is because many people come from a mentality of more equals better. If a little is good a lot must be great, right? Well,...

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Winterization of Diesel Fuel

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Wintertime is the time when you depend on your vehicle more than ever to get you through to your destination. With diesel vehicles, this is made harder by the fact that your diesel fuel will gel between...

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Why Consolidate?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS It’s a fact, no one wants to stock lubricants that they cannot or do not use.  However, whenever we go into a plant, we see drums and pails of product that are laying around with no usage in the plant...

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Annual Usage Reviews Can Help You Save

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS An important cost-saving step for your company is to conduct an annual usage review. An annual usage review will allow us to go over the products you are currently using and let you know which ones you are no...

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Get the Most from Your Lube Survey

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Okay, now you have your lube survey from Ottsen Oil Company. Time to put it in a folder and lock it away, correct?  No, these surveys are not the pieces of art that they appear to be, they are useful...

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What Do I Need for A Lube Survey?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   So, you have your lube survey scheduled with an Ottsen Oil Expert. What do you need to do prior to our personnel arriving on-site? Well, for any lube survey, we need to review the manuals that come with...

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What's a Lube Survey?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   Have you ever wondered if your business is using the correct lubricants for your equipment? Lots of companies use the same lubricant everyone has used in the past for each piece of equipment. This is a...

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A Basic Guide to Reviewing Oil Sample Analysis Reports – Diesel Engines

Authored by: Bill Wessels, STLE – OMA I, CLS The first time I saw an oil sample report, I was annoyed at how little information I was able to understand.  This was not due to any deficiency in the report itself, but in my own understanding...

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Am I Filling Out My Paperwork Properly?

We know it can be nerve-wracking to pull an oil sample, let alone fill out the paperwork.  We're here to tell you not to worry! We'll help you through it and make it seem easy. Are you a more visual learner? If so, click...

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