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Episode 2 – When an oil is more than just a lubricant: Hydraulic oils

Hydraulic oils go well beyond providing simple protection. In fact, they can vastly improve overall equipment performance if chosen correctly. In this episode, host Michelle Segrest of Efficient Plant magazine welcomes back Ken Bannister, contributor for the magazine, and Mobil Serv℠ Lubrication Engineer Michelle Ruiz to discuss the other side of hydraulic oils.

Episode highlights:

  • Reasons hydraulic oils are vital to equipment performance
  • Discussion about good oil formulations
  • Advice on addressing hydraulic equipment challenges

Ken Bannister, Asset Management Consultant and Lubrication Expert; Contributor, Efficient Plant magazine
Michelle Ruiz Mobil Serv℠ Lubrication Engineer

Michelle Segrest, Journalist, Efficient Plant magazine

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  • 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.

  • michelle ruiz headshot

    Michelle Ruiz is a Mobil Serv℠ lubrication engineer who works with global plastics operations to help improve the efficiency and performance of their machinery. She led a first-of-its-kind study in Wisconsin that resulted in the first lubricant to be identified as an energy efficient technology under a statewide efficiency program.

  • 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 3 – Looking for the right signs in your used oil analysis results. Mobil Serv℠ lubrication engineer Geoff Foulk joins Michelle and Ken.


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