Questions You Need to Ask About Fluid Filtration

Posted by Jennifer Yeadon on Thu, Aug. 09, 2018

The world of industrial fluid filtration can get a little...murky. Whether it's a lack of information or just simply not knowing, there are many concepts that may not be clear to someone just entering the industry. That's why we're here -- fluid filtration experts that can guide you through any issue you have. To shed some light and educate, here are some frequently asked questions and their answers. 

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Topics: fluid filtration, hydraulic fluid

The Benefits of Offline Filtration

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Wed, Apr. 25, 2018

 

At Hy-Pro, our mission is to make our customers as efficient as possible, and we achieve that with the highest quality filtration products and plans. Our Total System Cleanliness strategies maximize uptime, productivity and prevent costly fluid contamination-related failures. We often achieve that by simply upgrading our customers to Hy-Pro DFE rated filters and Hy-Dry Breathers. But, oftentimes, too many systems have insufficient filtration, or worse off, no filtration at all; this creates the need for a whole range of offline particulate filtration solutions.

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Topics: offline filtration

Hoosier Hospitality: Exploring Indy During the Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Wed, Apr. 11, 2018

It’s time for the 2018 Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition and this year it’s being held in our favorite city -- Indianapolis! We know this city pretty well, so we wanted to offer you some recommendations for restaurants and places to visit in our fair city. Keep reading to learn about our favorite spots in Indy.

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Topics: indianapolis, Noria, Reliable Plant

When New Oil Turns Dark

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Fri, Mar. 16, 2018

Maintenance professionals who have implemented Oil Analysis Programs (OAP) into their Preventative Maintenance Program understand, at some point, it's going to happen, we don't know when, or where, but one day our new oil is going to start to turn...dark.

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Topics: thermal event, oil analysis

What to Look for in a Dissolved Metal Analysis

Posted by Jennifer Yeadon on Thu, Mar. 08, 2018

Oil can be high maintenance. It’s not something you just dump in your system and forget about. You have to monitor it, manage it and oversee it. Just letting oil cycle through your system without routinely testing it is a sure ticket to equipment damage.

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Topics: oil analysis, metal analysis, contamination

Breathers: An Essential Part of Total System Cleanliness

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Wed, Feb. 21, 2018

Controlling the contaminant flow of your hydraulic, lubricant or fuel reservoirs is one of the simplest goals in achieving Total Systems Cleanliness.

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Topics: breathers, total systems cleanliness, contamination

4 Ways Outside Contaminants Enter Your System

Posted by Scott Howard on Thu, Feb. 15, 2018

As an equipment owner or manager, the last thing that you want to find in your system is contamination. After all, that means downtime, which ultimately costs you time and money. Contamination always somehow sneaks its way into our systems, which may leave you asking, how does it get in there and what are we supposed to do about it?

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Topics: contamination, oil analysis, breathers

Parsing Filter Media and Filter Element Types

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Thu, Feb. 01, 2018

In the fascinating and fundamental field that is industrial fluid filtration, there exist many types of filter elements and many different types of media. In this article, we will briefly cover filter elements and the most common types of media they're made up of. The medias featured below include: cellulose, glass, wire mesh and water removal, coalesce and resin.

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Topics: filter elements, filtration, contamination

Dirty Oil Leads to Downtime at Coal-Fired Power Plant [Infographic]

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

The Problem: Oil with MPC Values of 250

A coal-fired power plant in the Philippines has a scheduled shutdown. Upon shutdown, it is revealed that the turbine lube oil, Shell Turbo 32, in the system has suddenly darkened. After conducting MPC and ISO code testing, it is determined that the oil’s current state is unusable with MPC values as high as 250 and ISO codes at 20/17/10.

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Topics: case study, oil analysis

Why You Should Include Oil Analysis in Your Preventative Maintenance Program

Posted by Dustin Flynn on Thu, Jan. 04, 2018

Accessing a System that is Currently in Place

Preventative maintenance is a program put in place in most manufacturing or production industries to ensure quality scheduled maintenance is provided. Maintenance professionals implement these routine inspections before, during and after the operation of machinery. Parts of this routine can include areas that can only be inspected by touch, not sight, to determine what is happening under the surface. 

Oil analysis can be added to this routine maintenance to give a fuller picture of whats happening inside machinery and equipment. By including oil analysis in a preventative maintenance program, maintenance professionals are provided with detailed inside information that could prevent issues in the future, like unexpected downtime.

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Topics: oil analysis, maintenance, contamination, fluid filtration

   

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