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Lubrication: Improving bearing performance & reliability

Publication date: 
May 2009
Jim Bryan, EASA Technical Support Specialist

One key method to improve the reliability of bearings is through proper lubrication. We should always strive to use the best available lubricant in the motors and other rotating equipment we repair. What if you find a situation where you've made a repair and the bearings are failing after only a few months of service? What has gone wrong?