Your Oil is Talking, but Are You Listening?
As modern machines have evolved, so have the lubrication systems. Today, increasing demand is put upon lubricants in terms of operating temperatures, loads, efficiencies and performance. The oil film between system components is only a few microns thick, invisible to the human eye, so it is essential to control and monitor contamination effectively. Studies have shown that up to 80% of oil related machine failures are caused by contaminated oil, so it is a fact that cleaner oil leads to longer component life and increased operational reliability, but clean oil also enables an operator to detect small changes in online and laboratory analysis, thereby detecting abnormal wear patterns before a breakdown.