maintenance shop talk with engineers

Episode 5 – Oil leakage: How do you manage it?

Oil leakage can cost you money in unscheduled maintenance, lubricant waste and lost production. It also can cause safety issues. Our experts address this slippery subject, providing insights about how to fix and manage leaks to minimize operational costs and boost productivity.


  • The causes and costs of oil leakage
  • How to identify the source of oil leaks
  • How to fix the issue and reduce risk of future leaks

Guests and host

  • ken bannister headshot

    Ken Bannister is a UK technical apprenticed and accredited mechanical design engineer with numerous engineering design patents to his credit. A frequent contributor for Efficient Plant magazine, he is one of few who holds expertise and accreditation in tribology and lubrication failure management.

  • bruce ames headshot

    Bruce Ames is an ExxonMobil technical lubricant expert based in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Throughout his career, Bruce has worked closely with operators and plant owners to develop business plans intended to help provide savings related to their operations and maintenance programs. He holds a degree in marine engineer technology from the Maine Maritime Academy.

  • michelle segrest headshot

    Michelle Segrest is an award-winning journalist who has experienced the manufacturing industry up close and personal. As a reporter for Efficient Plant magazine and national keynote speaker, she’s dedicated to sharing stories, trends and tips to navigate any and every plant.

Catch up:

Listen to previous episodes of Maintenance Shop Talk.

Next up:

Episode 6 – Safety first: The intersection between lubrication and safety. Mining manager Gene Hites and Mobil Serv℠ lubrication engineer Adam McMurtrey join Michelle.


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