Benefits to gain from management of oil contamination

Technical benefits
By ensuring a long life for the oil, trouble-free operation of your fluid power drive is guaranteed.

Economical benefits
Less repairs, less downtime and less frequent oil changes will lead to significant cost savings.

Environmental benefits
Improved oil quality leads to a longer service life of the oil and thus to less waste oil.

Management of oil contamination in four simple steps

Step 1: Identification and recognition of contamination
It sounds easy but all too often it is not. Is wear a cause or a consequence of contamination? And what is the relationship between oxidation and contamination? How comes my oil is cloudy? Click here and read answers to these (and other) questions. Or send us your laboratory oil analyses and we will help you.

Step 2: Determination of the desired cleanliness level of the oil
A chain breaks at its weakest link and in hydraulic systems it is not much different. Component failure will first occur at the most dirt sensitive component. This component is therefore decisive for the desired cleanliness of the oil. Properly matching the cleanliness of the oil in relation to the components will result in reliable operation and a long, trouble-free lifetime of your installation. Read more about the desired cleanliness level of the oil.

Step 3: Installing the right filters
After determining the desired degree of cleanliness, the appropriate fluid filters and desiccant breathers are installed. And there is always one filter which can be characterized as the system filter, that has the task of keeping the system fluid at the desired cleanliness level under all circumstances. We can help you choose the right products with our RMF product finder. After answering a few questions you will find the products that are most suitable for your situation.

Step 4: Monitoring the oil quality
Installing carefully selected oil filters and desiccant breathers will help you achieve the desired cleanliness of the oil in the short term. In order to ensure long term protection, you must, of course, regularly change filter elements, but also monitor your system. This can be done through online condition monitoring equipment. In addition, we recommend that you regularly carry out an oil analysis in your oil supplier’s laboratory.

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