The key to fluid cleanliness: Start clean

|   Category: Lubricants

A dirty hydraulic fluid being pumped with a 50 gallon per minute hydraulic pump, working 8 hours a day for 230 days per year will have around 3 tons of particulate contamination pass through it each year.    Each time a particle passes through the pump it creates an opportunity for more abrasive wear, ultimately reducing the life of the pump.

It costs 10 times more to remove contaminants than to keep them out in the first place.

By using ISOCLEAN­­ lubricants certified by Chevron as part of your reliability program, you can reduce the amount of debris in your lubricant and increase the life expectancy of the pump by up to seven times.  That translates to less down time, less production loss, less maintenance cost, and higher productivity.

If you are already experiencing problems with hydraulic pumps, or frequent filter plugging, the answer is to begin by getting clean.  Over time, tanks and reservoirs open to the atmosphere collect dirt.  The particles are usually too small to see when they are in the air, but they become plainly visible when they collect on a surface.  A good desiccant breather can prevent this from happening.

To determine how clean (or dirty) your tank is, contact Sun Coast Resources, Inc. and inquire about Fluid Analysis.  We have a team of Certified Lubrication Specialists, Laboratory Lubricant Analysts, and Machine Lubricant Analysts, who can work in conjunction with third-party laboratories to determine the cleanliness of your system and the source of the contamination.

Armed with this information, our Plant Services Team can choose the best method to re-mediate the condition whether it is filtration, flushing, or manual tank cleaning.  Once complete, the cleanliness level is certified by a third-party lab, and you’re ready to start using ISOCLEAN and reduce your maintenance downtime.