Did you know that nearly 80% of all hydraulic systems problems can be traced back to contaminated fluid? An effective hydraulic fluid cleanliness program with proper monitoring, and management of fluid condition and cleanliness, can improve the system efficiency, performance, and lifespan of your hydraulic systems operations. Here is some information on the impact a fluid sample can make to maintaining and monitoring hydraulic fluid cleanliness.
- Bernie Hall
One of the easiest ways to prevent premature electric motor failure is to keep your motors clean and free of foreign contaminates. Many electric motors are fan cooled. When contaminates start to build up around the motor, air flow becomes restricted and reduces the ability for the fan to cool the motor which dramatically reduces the life the of winding’s insulation due to the increase in heat.
- Bill Kruger
- ALL-TEST Pro
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes
Why does our equipment fail? Because we kill it. Regular plant visits shown numerous examples of poor lubricant storage.
- Paul Dufresne
- Reliability Playbook, in Partnership with Lubrication Engineers
One of the best ways to ensure smooth-running hydraulic systems is to use the right hydraulic oil and keep it clean and dry. Hydraulic systems have become more sophisticated in recent years, as speed and pressure have …
- Scott Leipprandt
- Lubrication Engineers