JUNE 2015
Lubricant filtration
Lubricant filtration is one of the components of a lubrication program. It extends lubricant and machinery life by controlling contamination. 

Nonetheless, choosing the right filter based on its application, how much dirt can it hold, along with where to place it and which factors could affect its performance are crucial to maximize the return on investment.

The following articles provide an overview of what should be taken into consideration.
How to Evaluate Oil Filters?

Differences in Hydraulic and Lubrication System Filters

Noria | Machinery Lubrication
Image source: Machinery Lubrication

Although the basic principles of filtration are the same in each case, there are slight differences in filters based on the application.

In most force-fed lubrication systems, the filter is after the pump and before the critical machine components. This location poses several problems for the filter. The first issue is the flow rate. Often a filter located at this point in the system will have to deal with 100 percent of the flow coming from the pump.


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Choosing the Right Oil Filter Location
Wes Cash | Machinery Lubrication

Great emphasis has been placed on contamination control within lubricating systems. By limiting the amount of contaminants entering the lubricant, you can effectively extend the life of the equipment and the oil. Reducing the ingression rate is one part of achieving maximum machinery reliability; the other part is removing contaminants as quickly as they are introduced.


Perhaps the most common method of removing contaminants is utilizing filtration. Filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be installed in multiple locations. A filter is the best line of defense to remove contaminants once they have entered the machine. With filtration systems, there are many options that must be considered to make sure the system is as efficient as possible. Continue reading.

Factors That Affect Oil Filtration 
Noria | Machinery Lubrication
Image source: Machinery Lubrication
There are many factors that can affect oil filtration, including the oil's viscosity, flow and pressure of the oil system, oil type, the components to be protected and their cleanliness requirements, the conditions of the operating environment, and the physical filter (size, media, micron rating, dirt-holding capacity, bypass valve cracking pressure, etc.), as well as the cost of the filter.  Continue reading.
14 Point Checkup for Effective Oil Filtration     
Lloyd Leugner | Excerpt of "The Practical Handbook of Machinery Lubrication"
  • Are existing full flow filters capable of meeting the equipment manufacturer's specifications or have these filters been replaced with less expensive jobber filters, whose quality and efficiency ratings may be questionable?
  • Are all lubricants pre filtered before being added to a system?
  • Are all breathers, filter bypass indicators, external seals and other contamination control devices operating properly, and are they inspected regularly and serviced when necessary?
  • Are only top quality, specified fluids and lubricants used and are they stored properly in a clean environment?
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[Case Study] Plastic Injection Molding Fluid Cleanliness   
[Pdf] Hy-Pro Filtration

This Plastic Injection Molding case study by Hy-Pro Filtration shows what a difference the proper filtering system makes to fluid cleanliness and equipment uptime. 

The Problem:

A plastic injection molding manufacturer was experiencing frequent equipment failures due to hydraulic fluid
The Solution:
A PM-1 particle monitor was used to identify the most contaminated system. This system contained approximately 110 gallons of hydraulic fluid with an ISO cleanliness code of 21/19/14 (photo 1).

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Adapter Kits | Des-Case
These kits incorporate quick connect fittings, desiccant breather filters and vacuum indicators, along with other customizable features, to function as the connection between your application and filtration system.  Read more here.  
V1 Mini Vacuum Dehydrator | Hy-Pro Filtration
The V1 mini vacuum dehydrator equipped with heater removes free and dissolved water from small reservoirs. This mini version of our VUD series machines is extremely portable and can operate on a 120VAC 1P 60Hz electrical circuit requiring < 20 Amps.  Read more.
DFE Rated Filter Element Upgrades | Hy-Pro Filtration
Dynamic Filter Efficiency (DFE) is the evolution in hydraulic and lube filter element performance validation and development, and Hy-Pro's competitive advantage.  Read about its features.
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ISO CAT I Vibration Analysis by Mobius Institute
August 10-14  1,795/p.p. 
includes international certification exam

The ISO Category I Vibration Analyst "Basic" course is intended for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis, or those who wish to get an introduction to vibration analysis, condition monitoring and maintenance practices.  Details and registration here.

September 24-25 
Full 2-Day Pass $825/p.p. 
until August 14

Reliability World Caribbean will be a 2-day congress that consists of hands-on workshops and conferences. 

Lubrication workshops will be: "Fundamentals of Precise Lubrication"  by Des-Case and "Diagn?stico del Proceso de Lubricaci?n" by Noria. Sign up here.




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