“80% of all Hydraulic & Lubrication Failure is caused by Water of Particulate contamination”
CONTINUOUS FILTRATION DOWN TO 1 MICRON “NOMINAL” utilizing the unique “Hippo” Filtration System for
Do you have contaminated oil on site? Disposal and environmental impact is significant! Let us test and filter your oil to ISO Cleanliness levels at 30-50% of the cost of new oil, all approved by an independent accredited laboratory.
Oil Filtration is the Solution
There are many extra costs that can be associated with oil changes. These can vary from site to site. It is important to add up all the costs associated with an oil change, including the overhead, indirect and risk-based costs. Although the actual “real” cost is insignificant, labour costs of two hours and the administration associated with purchase orders can result in a cost of almost 40 times the actual cost of the oil. Given the actual high cost associated in performing an oil change, it might make a lot more sense to try to keep the oil and the equipment for as long as it is truly serviceable and to upgrade sealing and filtration. In most cases these are one time only costs while planning oil changes recur for the life of the equipment. In short: There are many “extra” costs associated with oil changes but we often consider only direct costs and ignore the costs associated with overhead support and auxiliary functions
Common misperceptions about filtration
If a 10 micron in-line filter blocks prematurely and has to be serviced on a frequent basis, then by installing a finer micron filter, maintenance will become more frequent, more costly and maintenance intensive. THIS IS INCORRECT
The science of Tribology shows that each particle of contamination effectively generates 3 wear metal particles – a wear ratio of 1:3
If all contaminants up to and including 10 micron are able to pass directly through a 10-micron filter screen, and go on to create additional wear particles, COMPOUNDING exponentially, until a grinding solution is formed. The grinding solution continues to wear away components and block filters as a result. Break the chain of growth, by stopping these microscopic particles before they do damage, thereby increasing equipment and filter life. A logical approach to the problem yields dramatic results.
The case for increasing filter micron size:
This will provide longer filter life but will negatively impact lubrication cleanliness resulting in rapid chemical degradation of the oil, shortening life of the oil and the equipment it is lubricating. This is a negative approach to cost reduction.
The case for maintaining filter micron size:
Operations will continue as normal, running costs will remain high and equipment life will continue to be impacted by inferior lubrication cleanliness and quality. This is a static to negative approach to cost reduction.
By fitting an additional 1 micron offline filter, all contamination above 1 micron will be stopped and will be limited in creating further wear. As less particle wear is created, this results in cleaner oil, maintaining the additive package and results in LONGER FILTER LIFE, INCREASED EQUIPMENT LIFE and regular oil drains become a practice of the past. This is a proactive and very successful approach to immediate cost reductions.