It is a well know fact that oils can't be destroyed by use,
we only contaminate it. While in use as lubrication in engines, gearboxes
or as power transmission fluid, it is being subjected to possible contamination,
by carbon, metallic particles from bearings, shaft and gear wear and water
from condensation and from the external environment through seal failure. This
is only a very small list of possible causes of contamination but whatever the cause, the net result is the same. Components begin to fail resulting
in lost revenue through costs incurred from machinery down time, component
replacement and lost productivity.
To combat this, filtration is fitted to most systems that use
oil. Sometimes this is built to a budget and possibly inadequate to perform the
given task, so contamination of the oil continues. Most filtration
system consist of a high pressure, low pressure, and sometimes a return filter.
All these filter units target particulates and very little thought is
given to water contamination which, is one of the most damaging contaminants.
One way of combating water contamination is introducing a
coalescing filter into the system. This can be done as an
online or offline setup . By upgrading the filtration
system you can effectively increase the useable life of the oil which means more
productivity less downtime and less repair costs.
By prolonging the useable life of oil it is also helping the
environment as there is less waste oil to dispose of which can be harmful to our
surroundings and this also means that there is less strain on our natural