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Dynamic Filter Efficiency

By Brad Bainbridge on Thu, Mar. 18, 2021

Dynamic Filter Efficiency

 

What is Dynamic Filter Efficiency?

Dynamic Filter Efficiency matches filter testing with real-life conditions. 

All hydraulic and lube systems have a critical contamination tolerance level that is often defined by, but not limited to, the most sensitive system component such as servo valves or high speed journal bearings. Defining the ISO fluid cleanliness code upper limit is a function of component sensitivity, safety, system criticality and ultimately getting the most our of hydraulic and lube assets. 

Topics: varnish in hydraulic oil vacuum dehydration mining fluid samples total systems cleanliness metal analysis coalesce technology cleanliness COD lube oil turbine oil glass media demulsibility servo valves
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Fluid Life Extension

By Brad Bainbridge on Thu, Mar. 11, 2021

Extending Fluid Life Saves Money and Helps the Environment

Our mission is to make our customers as efficient as possible, and we achieve that with the highest quality filtration products and total system cleanliness strategies to maximize uptime, productivity and prevent costly fluid contamination related failures. Been there. Done that. Going to do it again tomorrow. But that's not the only way we make our customers efficient. Extending the useful life of in-service fluids pays big dividends in reliability, saves money on premature fluid replacement costs, and reduces the environmental impact of industry by reducing the amount of fluids used and discarded. Enhancing reliability, saving money, and protecting the environment are not only good business, they're our responsibility. To help reduce oil usage, let's first understand why fluids are condemned and prematurely replaced. 

Topics: varnish in hydraulic oil hydraulic fluid dirt vacuum dehydration filter housing sizing oil darkening mining fluid samples oil analysis filter performance paper mill fluid transfer filters filter cart gearbox LCS duplex high-pressure indianapolis filter elements lube oil turbine oil desiccant demulsibility
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Bearing and Component Life Extension

By Brad Bainbridge on Thu, Mar. 04, 2021

Extending Bearing and Component Life and Saving Money 

Improving fluid cleanliness means reduced downtime, more reliable equipment, longer fluid life, and fewer maintenance hours. In addition, it also means reduced component replacement and repair expenses. 

Topics: EHC hydraulic filters Gearbox filtration vacuum dehydration filter housing sizing oil darkening mining fluid samples filtration Fluid Analysis total systems cleanliness metal analysis fluid transfer fluid analysis guide coalesce technology filter cart gearbox indianapolis lube oil turbine oil demulsibility
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Understanding ISO Codes

By Brad Bainbridge on Thu, Feb. 25, 2021

ISO Cleanliness Codes Explained

The ISO Cleanliness Code (per ISO4406-1999) is used to quantify particulate contamination levels per milliliter of fluid at 3 sizes - 4µ, 6µ, and 14µ. It is expressed in 3 numbers (example 19/17/14) where each number represents a contaminant level code for the correlating particle size. The code includes all particles of the specified size and larger.Screen Shot 2021-02-23 at 2.50.37 PMIt is important to note that each time a code increases, the quantity range of particles is doubling. Inversely, as a code decreases by one the contaminant level is cut in half. 

Topics: hydraulic fluid dirt hydraulic filters Gearbox filtration vacuum dehydration filter housing sizing plastic injection molding manufacturer oil darkening mining fluid samples total systems cleanliness metal analysis filter performance paper mill fluid transfer filters hydraulic valve coalesce technology filter cart cleanliness COD hydraulic oil gearbox duplex high-pressure compressor filter elements lube oil turbine oil desiccant demulsibility
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Removing Water from Diesel; Hy-Pro's Coalescing Technology

By Brad Bainbridge on Wed, Mar. 25, 2020

In this Video we provide a brief description and demonstration of Hy-Pro's signature coalescing technology found in our FCLCOD and COT model lines.

Topics: filters coalesce technology fuel cleanliness COD video contaminination turbine oil
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Servo Valve Failure: A Video Case Study

By Brad Bainbridge on Wed, Jul. 10, 2019

Servo valves are a tiny but essential component of manufacturing processes. However, as you will see in the video case study below, servo valves can fall victim to failure due to excessive fluid contamination. Watch the video below to see how a tire plant in the south diagnosed and dealt with a servo valve problem that would have resulted in thousands of dollars of damage. 

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Topics: contamination case study servo valves
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Getting to Know Multi-Pass Testing: Comparing Tests

By Brad Bainbridge on Wed, Apr. 24, 2019

In the world of filtration, we differentiate filters and measure their performance using various testing methods, otherwise known as multi-pass testing. In order to understand the testing process, we've created two videos that cover how filters are tested. In the video below, we'll cover four different methods of testing: ISO 16889, which is the industry standard test; ISO/CD 23369 Cyclic Flow Test, which is proposed to replace the current industry standard test; The Cyclic Stabilization Test; and Hy-Pro’s Dynamic Filter Efficiency Test.

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Topics: filters DFE multi-pass testing
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Getting to Know Multi-Pass Testing: Terms and Definitions

By Brad Bainbridge on Fri, Apr. 12, 2019

In the world of filtration, we differentiate filters and measure their performance using various testing methods, otherwise known as multi-pass testing. In order to understand the testing process, we've created two videos that cover how filters are tested. In the first video below, we'll go over the terms and definitions you need to know to understand how multi-pass testing works and what's measured by it. 

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Topics: filters DFE multi-pass testing
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Steam Turbines and the Battle for Good Demulsibility

By Jennifer Yeadon on Fri, Feb. 01, 2019

 

Topics: demulsibility

Demulsibility: Video

By Brad Bainbridge on Thu, Jan. 24, 2019

Watch this 5-minute video to learn about Demulsibility and how essential its characteristics are to turbine oil.

Topics: ICB demulsibility

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