By Joe Keenan, chief executive officer, BME

The minerals sector must juggle furiously to attract its share of global investment.  It must earn its social licence in challenging markets while chasing new mineral prospects in unfamiliar regions. At the same time, it must move boldly to harness the efficiencies offered by fast-developing technologies.

According to research by Lubrication Engineers (LE), 90% of all lubrication contamination occurs before the lubricant is ever applied. “Only 10% of lubrication contamination happens after the oil has been applied to the machinery, mainly thanks to human error or cross-contamination within the machine itself,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. “The major contamination risk is actually created by poor lubrication management, especially storage and distribution.”

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