Paper Mill Lube Filter Element Upgrade

Posted by Jim Harlan on Tue, Jul. 25, 2017

 

The Application

Large paper mills rely on continuous production to be profitable, thus unplanned down time is a huge financial burden. When unplanned downtime does occur and equipment must also be either repaired or replaced, the damages can feel exponential.

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Topics: fluid cleanliness, dirt, iso cleanliness codes, ISO Fluid Cleanliness Codes, maintenance, ISO 4406, filtration

Sheet Metal Stamping | Automotive Manufacturing

Posted by Jim Harlan on Tue, Jan. 03, 2017

The Application

An automotive stamping plant operating large presses to produce body panels was experiencing high surface finish defect scrap. Lubricating oil contamination was causing surface imperfections that would be visible after painting.

The Problem

The uncoiler / washer lube oil system was protected by an off-line filtration system fitted with CJC stacked disc cellulose media filter inserts (elements). Oil analysis revealed an operating ISO code of 23/19/11. Patch analysis showed cellulose fibers were shedding into the oil from the filter inserts downstream of the filtration system.

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Topics: contamination, fluid cleanliness, dirt, maintenance, ISO 4406, filtration

Vacuum Dehydrator Called On To Save Fishing Season

Posted by Jim Harlan on Fri, Apr. 15, 2016

One of our V1S vacuum dehydrators was recently put to the test in a marine application with hydraulic oil contaminated by more than 2500 ppm of water. Sink or swim? Find out below.

The Problem- When a seal fails on your net hauler hydraulics out at sea, the costs and lost profits stack up quickly. In this instance, salt water began entering the hydraulic fluid on a 245 ft (75 m) purse seiner through a seal leak, rendering the net hauler out of commission. Faced with frequent fluid exchanges at a cost of $9300 plus disposal, or worse, substantially larger lost profits from downtime for replacement of the seal, the vessel owner was in desperate need for a solution to allow him to continue operating without fear of malfunctioning equipment.

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Topics: hydraulic fluid, contamination, water in oil, fluid cleanliness, water, dirt, Water Contamination, hydraulic filters, maintenance, fluid samples

Conditioning New Oil

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

Subpar fluid handling practices and inadequate filtration are the leading cause behind 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, water in oil, fluid cleanliness, water, dirt, Water Contamination, hydraulic filters, iso cleanliness codes, ISO Fluid Cleanliness Codes, maintenance, new oil, filtration

Contamination Tool - Mobile App

Posted by Jim Harlan on Thu, Feb. 04, 2016

Have you downloaded our mobile app?

The Hy-Pro Filtration Contamination Tool is now available for download on your iPhone or Android.

What can you do with the app?

  1. Calculate the amount of contamination passing through system components annually by specifying current flow rate, daily hours of operation and ISO fluid cleanliness code.
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Topics: hydraulic fluid, contamination, fluid cleanliness, dirt, hydraulic filters, ISO Fluid Cleanliness Codes, maintenance

Filter Sizing: Calculating Clean Element Dp

Posted by Jim Harlan on Wed, Nov. 19, 2014

Choosing the best filter element size and media for a specific application can be tricky. You want media that is tight enough to help you reach your target ISO code. However, if you choose a media that is too tight for your application; the element Dp will rise too quickly and you will be replacing elements far too frequently. To prevent these situations you should always calculate clean element Dp whenever changing filter media or manufacturer.

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Topics: hydraulic fluid, contamination, fluid cleanliness, dirt, hydraulic filters, iso cleanliness codes, ISO Fluid Cleanliness Codes, maintenance, diesel, filter housing sizing

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

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

Previously in this series we have discussed lubricant solvency, turbine lube oil varnish formation and lube oil varnish testing.  Today we’re concluding the series (drawn from an article recently published in Combined Cycle Journal by Peter Dufresne Jr. and his team at EPT) by explaining how to remove varnish from your fluid & system components as well as how to prevent varnish from forming in the first place.

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Topics: varnish in hydraulic oil, varnish in turbine oil, contamination, fluid cleanliness, maintenance

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

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

Last week we covered varnish formation and lubricant solvency as we started a four part series based on an article recently published in Combined Cycle Journal by Peter Dufresne Jr. and his team at EPT. This week we’re sharing information about factors affecting lubricant solvency. Read on and you will be an expert on lube oil varnish by the end of this series.

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Topics: varnish in hydraulic oil, varnish in turbine oil, contamination, fluid cleanliness, maintenance

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 in hydraulic oil, varnish in turbine oil, contamination, fluid cleanliness, maintenance

[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, contamination, water in oil, fluid cleanliness, water, Water Contamination, hydraulic filters, hydraulic and lubrication filter types, maintenance, new oil, steel mills, vacuum dehydration, vacuum dehydrator

   

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