Here’s some real costs associated with high leakage machines:

  • Cost of replacement lubricant
  • Cost of catching the spilled lubricant
  • Waste oil disposal cost
  • Environmental cost
  • Cost of in-plant transfer and resulting empty drums
  • Extra drum disposal cost
  • Temptation to switch to cheaper lubricant
  • Extra labor involved to maintain oil level
  • Shorter equipment life due to poor in service maintenance
  • Shorter equipment life due to lubricant starvation
  • Substitution of product due to emergency fill operation
  • Housekeeping costs

And a real “Biggie”:
The cost of slip and fall liability.