Today’s oil suppliers are often required to provide fluid at or below a specified ISO Cleanliness Code. One such supplier was experiencing short filter element life (15 days) on the system (7 element multi-round housing) used to achieve the required ISO Cleanliness Code of 18/16/13 in a single pass as 15W-40 oil is transferred from their bulk storage tanks to tanker trucks for delivery.
Conduct element life trials with Brand X elements and Hy-Pro elements to discover which element lasts longer and which is more efficient at removing particulate contamination from the fluid.
The Hy-Pro DFE Rated G8 Dualglass element lasted six times longer (90 days) than the Brand X element (15 days). The Brand X element cleaned the fluid to the required code of 18/16/13 but the Hy-Pro element exceeded requirements by dropping the ISO code to 12/10/7.
These changes resulted in a savings of more than $40,000 per year, realized through extending element life and reducing maintenance hours and element disposal costs.
1Value rounded up to nearest whole number.
2Calculations based on 10gpm flow rate & 24/7 operation. Graphical representations scaled proportionately.