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Conditioning New Oil

By Jim Harlan on Fri, Feb. 19, 2016

Subpar fluid handling practices and inadequate filtration are the leading cause of system reliability issues today. Contaminated hydraulic fluids foul valves and other components causing them to eventually fail and bring your production process to a screeching halt.

This also happens when contamination within lube oils damages the system components the fluid is meant to protect. Your hydraulic fluids and lube oils are the lifeblood of your systems, and on a larger scale your entire operation, so they should be cared for as a precious resource from reception to disposal. One of the best ways to reduce contamination in your system is to prevent it from ever entering it in the first place so let’s discuss the best practices for receiving and storing new fluids.

Topics: hydraulic fluid contamination new oil contaminination conditioning
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How Clean is New Oil? - Part two

By Jim Harlan on Mon, Apr. 15, 2013

If you didn’t happen to catch last week’s blog or want to jog your memory, click here

Last week we discussed how new oil picks up contamination on its way to your facility. This week we’ll continue our investigation of how your new oil isn't really clean. Let's take a look at a three more reasons your new oil continues to be contaminated as it reaches your distributor.

Topics: contamination new oil liquid conditioning station LCS
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How Clean is New Oil? - Part 1

By Jim Harlan on Tue, Apr. 09, 2013

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Lubricants and hydraulic oil have to go a long way to make it into your system, which means there's a high potential for it to pick up particulate and water at every step along the way.

Around here at Hy-Pro, we cringe when we think about that process and how our customers put that oil into their machines. We want you to be aware of the state of the oil that you're using, so let's take a look at three reasons why new oil does not mean CLEAN oil.

Topics: contamination new oil liquid conditioning station LCS

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