Lubricant storage presents challenges of cleanliness and organization. Any area where lubricants are stored has to be enclosed, clean and organized for the storage and dispensing of different types. The organization challenge can be met by codes on each type of lubricant. These can be colors or symbols, and each type of lubricant also should be kept in a separate area. That helps prevent contamination when more than one type is being dispensed.
Simplicity in coding individual containers and in marking areas where different lubricants are kept is essential. In addition to storage, the lubricant system must include equipment to receive and dispense materials, and a work area. That makes cleanliness and good ventilation essential, not just to avoid lubricant contamination but for the safety and comfort of workers. Bulk delivery and dispensing of lubricants can cut down on the use of open containers, which helps keeps the storage area clean and reduces the chance of mixing materials incorrectly. To ensure safety and efficiency, design and maintain a specific lubricant-storage area. Using any unused area at the workplace will not provide the safety and efficiency the storage and dispensing of these critical materials demands.
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How to Manage Your Lubricant Storage