Contamination Control

We want to be able to count on the performance of our industrial equipment. 

With increases in the cost of oil, greater desire to minimize usage and waste, and a compelling business case for prolonging equipment life, the economic and environmental reason for controlling contamination of lubricants –from the time oil enters a facility until it leaves – is stronger than ever. 

Maintaining clean oil is one of the best investments a company can make to keep equipment up and running, yet contamination often remains an overlooked factor behind premature machinery failure and diminished lubricant life.

Benefits when solid reliability practices are in place

  • Reduced downtime
  • Less oil usage
  • Lower repair and recycling cost
  • Significant savings

What are the two major sources of Lubricant Contamination?

Dirt -  If the atmosphere is contaminated, oil will become dirtier and lubricant quality becomes compromised.  Particulate contamination, once inside an operating system, will accelerate the generation of new contaminants.  These contaminants damage critical components and act as a catalyst for oxidation, further degrading the condition of lubricants

Water – If the atmosphere is particularly humid or has frequent temperature fluctuations, the oil is probably moisture laden and lubricant quality is compromised.  Often times, plant wash down activities are responsible for inducing conditions that lead to moisture ingression and corrosion.

What are the best and easiest ways to exclude contaminants?

Remember to avoid exposing lubes to contaminants.  GIS has solutions to help you conquer contamination.

We can help you DETECT, PREVENT, REMOVE Contaminants!

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