U.S Lubricants has assembled a portfolio of high quality filtration solutions that can address the widest range of situations and special needs across various industries and applications.
There are two ways to deal with contamination: prevent it or remove it. Unfortunately, while you may do everything possible to prevent contaminants from entering your operating systems, there is still a rather significant likelihood that you will have to deal with contaminated lubricants.
Once the oil in your system has been contaminated (something your lubricants condition monitoring procedures and tools and a robust oil analysis program will determine) your options are to either remove the contamination or to drain and dispose the oil, clean and flush the system, and refill with new oil. The assumption of course is that the new oil is clean and that the source of the contamination was external ingress rather than generated internally. Neither would be safe to assume. Oil could be contaminated when it leaves the blending plant, during transportation or during the transfer to your own tanks. It may also become contaminated while in storage or during handling in your facility.
To avoid the costs associated with frequent lubricant changes and the downtime associated with the drain/flush/refill process, various filtration devices may be used to remove particles and moisture, which will extend the working life of the oil in your system. Filtration devices should be used both in emergency situations when dealing with lubricants and hydraulic fluids known to be contaminated, as well as on regular scheduled intervals, to help remove contaminants that may have entered your lubrication system or may have been generated within the equipment (a case where all the methods used to prevent ingress will be unable to prevent).