Industrial oil filtration as on date, at most of the industries is a job handled at 11th hour. I mean, filtration is done (in most cases) after some brake down or at the point when lubricant is so degraded that it requires to be changed. Rather, oil filtration in industries should be part of their preventive maintenance. This will not only reduce down time of machines but also increase life of critical components of machines. More than 70% machine failure is due to fault in lubricants.
INDICATION OF NEED TO FILTER LUBRICANTS:
What is the right time to get your oil filter? Certainly, all machines and systems ,may it be hydraulic or thermic system, will show some symptoms that oil has some contamination or some fault. For example, in hydraulic systems if oil seals start leaking more frequently, then it means hydraulic oil has contaminated beyond tolerance limit. This is the time to get your hydraulic oil filtered. Same way, there are some indication in all lubricant applications.
Another way to know the right time for filtration is to get your oil tested after every 3 or 6 months. There are some critical tests for every lubricant, and depending on that, one has to decide if it is time for filtration or scraping that oil.
For which lubricants ,Filtration will help ?
Almost all industrial lubricants. To list few,
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