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•Basic Filtration & Lubrication.
1. What are the results of that filter
performance related to your lubricating oil?
Answer: The effective
oil purification should be capable of removing three major contaminants;
1). Solid particulate size between 1 to 3 micron,
2). Dissolved water down to 100 ppm, part per million,
3). Oxidation by-products which cause high acidity and chemical changes
in the oil
2. If you put in a new filter that is lower
micron size, what will happen to the oil cleanliness?
Answer: Oil cleanliness will improve but dirt holding
capacity will be less. The filter will keep clog up in a short time. Customer
will end up paying more for filter usage
3. What is the different between oil
filtration and oil purification?
Answer: Oil filtration is used to filter
some contaminants in the oil, mostly only solid particle. When oil filter
gets clogged, the filter media is losing its integrity which allows dirt
on the filter surface to migrate through the filter.
purification is designed to completely remove all contamination
and bring the dirty oil back to the new oil condition. Oil purification
will alter the physical and chemical changes in the oil without depleting
the original oil additives.
4. Do you know about OilPure unique
features which other filtration systems can not match?
Answer: At a single pass, OilPure can
remove submicronic particulate, dissolved water and oxidation by-products.
Conventional filter will take vacuum distillation unit to remove water
and series of cartridge filters to remove submicronic particulate, and
yet, are unable to remove oxidation.
5. What is a typical method
to remove oxidation or acidity from oil?
Answer: Years ago, industry used Clay
or Fuller Earth materials to remove oxidation or acidity
from the oil. This method is obsolete because Clay or
Fuller Earth will also strip original oil additives.
Additive is a very complex structure and most of them are polar compounds.
These polar compounds will be attached to Clay or Fuller Earth during
chemical reaction and cause oil additive depletion.
6. How does oil oxidation
affect the equipment and machinery?
Answer: Oxidation cause gummy or waxy
stain on valve surface such as servo valves, proportional valve
etc. and cause valve failure. Oxidation is a liquid contamination
which is part of lubricating oil. It can not be physically filtered out.
Highly oxidized oil will gradually transform oil additives into sludge
and cause additive depletion. Oxidation occurs because
of high surface temperature in the equipment.
electronically controlled valve run at extremely high speeds which not
only increase surface temperature but also demand high precision machines
in operation. In most electronically controlled valves such as servo valves,
proportional valve, tolerance is about 1 to 2 micron.
If your filter can not remove particle less than 1 to 2 micron
size, valves will start wear and deteriorate.
7. How can we prevent oil oxidation
in the lubricating system?
Answer: Proactive preventative oil maintenance program
will continuously keep your oil clean at all times and will not allow
oxidation to occur.
8. Do you know what is the root cause
of the machine or equipment failure?
Answer: It is a fact that 80% of equipment
failure or down time or deterioration is caused by oil contamination.
9. What are the costs related to keeping
dirty oil in the lubricating system?
1). Poor quality in product precision such as machined part precision
in machining operation, high precision gap or tolerance in finished products,
poor surface on finished products, customer’s product rejection.
2) New oil purchasing to replace with new oil,.
3) Equipment failure and downtime cost, poor productivity improvement,
labor cost to repair and change oil.
4) Waste oil disposal cost such as 7 year record keeping in waste manifest
documents to EPA, waste hauling cost, cradle-to-grave liabilities, deep
pocket rule if oil spills in public areas.
10. How can we help you to improve your lubricating
system to increase machine productivity?
Answer: Proactive Oil Maintenance program
can improve hidden productivity that cause equipment repair, production
downtime and production lost etc.