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Follow Three Simple Ways to Improve Fluid Cleanliness and Industrial Machinery Performance

It has been proven that oil contamination from dirt is the number one cause of industrial machinery failure. In order to avoid equipment downtime and ensure reliability of plant operations, a number of preventative measures should be followed. Three simple ways that can significantly improve machinery performance include making sure units are filled with clean oil, sealing these machines properly, and monitoring fluid cleanliness through oil analysis.

It is important to ensure industrial assets are using clean oil. Some brand new oils straight from drums are dirtier than what should be in a piece of equipment. Lubricants to be used must be completely checked and cleaned before these are flowed through the machineries.

It must also be assured that the industrial units are safely sealed. Every machine breathes as the temperature changes and even as a hydraulic cylinder actuates. No matter what the equipment does, it breathes.  Because of this, it must be taken into consideration that the air these units are breathing should be clean and dry especially in the case of moist environments.

Lastly, one can monitor fluid cleanliness with oil analysis. Particle counting is low-cost, easy, and simple to do. Once oil starts getting dirty, user should be able to identify three factors: where the dirt came from, what can be done to stop the dirt from fully getting into the grease, and how will it be taken off from the oil.

These three items combined together are the foundation of building and operating an improved, efficient, and reliable plant facility.

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About the Author
Randy Renick
Randy Renick has a Bachelor's degree from LSU. He is an STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and has a 29 year work history in Industrial Lubrication. He is currently a Lubricant Consultant at The Industrial Lubricant Store.

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