Conditioning New Oil

Posted by Jim Harlan on Fri, Feb. 19, 2016

Subpar fluid handling practices and inadequate filtration are the leading cause of system reliability issues today. Contaminated hydraulic fluids foul valves and other components causing them to eventually fail and bring your production process to a screeching halt.

This also happens when contamination within lube oils damages the system components the fluid is meant to protect. Your hydraulic fluids and lube oils are the lifeblood of your systems, and on a larger scale your entire operation, so they should be cared for as a precious resource from reception to disposal. One of the best ways to reduce contamination in your system is to prevent it from ever entering it in the first place so let’s discuss the best practices for receiving and storing new fluids.

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Topics: hydraulic fluid, contamination, new oil, contaminination, conditioning

Turbine Lube Oil Varnish and Removal Strategies: Part 4 of 4

Posted by Jim Harlan on Wed, Nov. 05, 2014

Combined Cycle Journal recently published an article on turbine lube oil varnish written by Peter Dufresne Jr. and his team at EPT. We’ve divided the article into four blogs to make it easier to digest -- click here to find parts onetwo and three


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Topics: case study, varnish, SVR, hydraulic oil, contaminination, lube oil, turbine oil

Turbine Lube Oil Varnish and Removal Strategies: Part 3 of 4

Posted by Jim Harlan on Mon, Aug. 04, 2014

Combined Cycle Journal recently published an article on turbine lube oil varnish written by Peter Dufresne Jr. and his team at EPT. We’ve divided the article into four blogs to make it easier to digest -- click here to find parts onetwo and four


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Topics: varnish, SVR, hydraulic oil, contaminination, lube oil, turbine oil

Turbine Lube Oil Varnish and Removal Strategies: Part 2 of 4

Posted by Jim Harlan on Tue, Jul. 29, 2014

Combined Cycle Journal recently published an article on turbine lube oil varnish written by Peter Dufresne Jr. and his team at EPT. We’ve divided the article into four blogs to make it easier to digest -- click here to find parts onethree and four


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Topics: varnish, SVR, hydraulic oil, contaminination, lube oil, turbine oil

Turbine Lube Oil Varnish and Removal Strategies: Part 1 of 4

Posted by Jim Harlan on Tue, Jul. 22, 2014
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Topics: varnish, SVR, hydraulic oil, contaminination, lube oil, turbine oil

Is Choosing a Sample Port Location Driving You Mad?

Posted by Jim Harlan on Mon, Jul. 07, 2014

The ideal sample port location depends on the purpose for drawing the sample. There are several reasons to draw samples from your hydraulic or lube systems. The main reason is to ensure that the fluid traveling through your system is not loaded with contamination that will damage your pumps, valves and other components.

Secondary reasons include identifying components that are beginning to wear before they fail (this allows you to be proactive about the component replacement or repair) and verifying filter element performance. Continue reading to learn where to take a sample from for each of these reasons. We’ve also included some general fluid sampling tips at the end of this blog.

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Topics: hydraulic fluid, fluid cleanliness, samples, reservoir, gearbox, contaminination

How to Change Out a Filter Element

Posted by Jim Harlan on Wed, Jun. 11, 2014

Changing a filter element can cause massive contamination ingression if the proper precautions are not taken and the proper procedures followed. We have compiled a step-by-step guide to minimize contamination ingression while changing out elements. Check out how to change out a filter element below 

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Topics: contaminination, filter elements

[Video] Water Contamination and Removal Methods

Posted by Scott Howard on Mon, Jun. 02, 2014

Do you know what the 3 different types of water contamination are? What about the 4 methods to remove water from your fluid? Watch our short video for a thorough explanation of each.

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Topics: hydraulic fluid, water, vacuum dehydrator, coalesce technology, headspace dryer, video, contaminination, filter elements

Diesel Fuel Filtration 101

Posted by Jim Harlan on Wed, Apr. 02, 2014

Diesel engines are widely used today. You can find them inside buses and tractor trailers traveling our roads, humming along in construction equipment and drill rigs, submerged in marine environments and helping save lives in hospital generators, amongst many other applications. Diesel engines are popular for good reason. Not only do they have cleaner exhaust emissions, they are also known for more reliable starts in extreme temperatures.

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Topics: water, Water Contamination, diesel, filtration, case study, contaminination

Why You Need to Care About Micro-Dieseling

Posted by Scott Howard on Mon, Jan. 27, 2014

Most people are familiar with diesel engines and how they work, which includes a rapid compression of air. When you inject a fuel source, it creates an explosion. Did you know that micro-dieseling is similar? A front-end loader that runs a diesel engine is a macro-level (or big picture) of what it does on the micro (or smaller) level in a hydraulic pump.

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Topics: diesel, thermal event, fuel, hydraulic oil, contaminination

  

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