Industrial oil used in virtually all industrial applications, where they lubricate, transmit power and transfer heat. But regardless of the application, oil cleanliness is key for equipment reliability.
Oil cleanliness is the topic for the third episode in our series on industrial oil. In this short video, you will find out why oil cleanliness is important for product quality and application performance.
But how can you tell if an oil is clean? Well, simply looking at your oil most often won't do it. Contaminant particles come in all sizes, including microscopic particles that are invisible to the human eye. And since oil performance is affected by contaminant particles all the way down to nano scale, appearance just isn't enough. In this video, we examine how oil contamination is correctly quantified.
But what do those numbers actually mean? In fact, the requirements for oil cleanliness vary a lot between application types; the demands for clean oil is different between hydraulic systems, metal working applications, and gearboxes. And what's more, they vary heavily within the application groups as well. Find out more about the required levels of cleanliness for various application types in this episode.