Hydraulic equipment, its maintenance or repair is not cheap. Therefore, it is advisable to use preventive measures, and regular cleaning of hydraulic oil.
Where do your money go?
The main costs of hydraulic system operation are related to the following articles:
- oil change;
- parts replacement;
- equipment repair.
In the first case, it is necessary to purchase fresh and utilize used oil. The second case of expenditure is usually a purchase and replacement of stationary filters, and the third is a purchase and replacement of spare parts. In addition, each stage requires the shutdown of hydraulic equipment, which entails additional loss of money on downtime. Analyzing the listed expenses, we can state that most of them can be significantly reduced by the regular cleaning of oil.
Why is hydraulic oil treatment necessary?
Every industrial oil operates in difficult conditions. Hydraulic oil is no exception, which is constantly under the impact of a number of harmful factors:
- non-emulsified and emulsified water;
- mechanical particles;
- high temperature;
- oxygen in the air.
If it were possible to create ideal conditions, eliminating all the listed effects, then oil treatment wouldn’t be necessary. But in practice this is impossible. With increase of temperature above 60 ° C, contamination with particles less than 2 microns and the presence of catalysts leads to hydraulic oil losing its operational properties within one year. Water that accelerates oil oxidation and provokes corrosion of metal surfaces also contributes to oil aging.
Based on the above, we see the importance of preserving oil performance by:
- minimizing of the number of mechanical impurities;
- reducing free water;
- stabilizing chemical properties;
- stabilizing temperature below 60 ° C.
The first three points are achieved through oil treatment.
Oil treatment with GlobeCore plants
To solve high-quality cleaning of hydraulic oils, GlobeCore developed CMM plants. This equipment implements a complex treatment using various methods, by using filters with filtration fineness of 1, 5 and 25 μm, treatment with high temperature and vacuum, as well as cleaning from aging products and acid components with adsorbent.
GlobeCore hydraulic oil treatment systems:
- restore the operational properties of oils and extend their service life;
- save money on new oil purchase and used oil utilization;
- improve reliability of equipment by eliminating the harmful used oil;
- reduce unscheduled downtime.
These results are ensured by:
- the most effective methods of oil treatment;
- foam sensors and protection from oil leaks;
- modern sensors;
- automation of treatment process