While honing cylinders, the lubricating oil used is often littered with a large amount of problematic particulate matter. The amount of matter contained within the oil made replacement of the oil and the filters particularly expensive and problematic, causing drops in efficiency and rising costs in order to keep the operation running.
The customer wanted to reduce their filter and oil change frequency, decreasing manufacturing costs and maintain the quality of the oil for extended periods.
Testing at Recondoil’s Pilot Plant
Pilot testing was performed with DST Regeneration System. The oil discharged from the filter system was treated with Double Seperation Technology(DST) in order to see if things couldn’t be improved a little bit.
The test was conducted at Recondoil’s pilot plant in order to ensure that the quality of oil expected by the customer could be repeatedly produced. The honing oil itself had strict quality and cleanliness standards to meet and if the results could be reliably produced then efficiency at the plant and lowered manufacturing costs could be expected.
Cleaner Oil, In-Line or Off-Line
It was determined that it was possible to keep the oil cleanly within both on-line and off-line systems for the customer. In both cases, it was possible to keep the oil particle free meaning that there were a variety of ways in which Recondoil’s DST could benefit them.
Overall analysis showed that it was possible to remove 99.9% of particulate concentration through the treatment, bringing the oil down to incredible cleanliness levels in short order. The results were easily quantifiable with ISO codes, a standardized method of measuring oil cleanliness.
The results showed that oils were lowered from 22/21/16/13 to 12/10/7/6. At the most extreme, this meant a reduction from 20,000-40,000 particles per milliliter to only 20-40 particles per milliliter.
With the option to run the DST Regeneration System inline, this represents a possibly huge increase in efficiency and lowering of manufacturing costs on the part of the customer.
The end result
a clean, nearly perpetually running honing oil which could be used by the customer to ensure that their replacement fees on oil and filters are nearly eliminated as well as reducing the efficiency decreases which result in the labor and time taken to replace them.