Providing Quality Oil Care to Industry
Oil contamination is by far the greatest cause of poor reliability in oil filled systems. Conventional oil analysis uses Particle Counting to monitor contamination. However, the majority of contaminants in used oil are oil oxidation products and depleted additives. These are mostly sub-micron, so they are not recognised by conventional oil analysis. Furthermore, they are not removed by conventional filtration.
If left in your machine, oil oxidation products and depleted additives will create layers (varnish) on internal surfaces, including pipework, valves, bearings, pumps etc. Over time varnish reduces clearances and also traps hard particles (the sandpaper effect) resulting in high friction, wear and ultimately plant failure.