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FA-ST can offer advice on ‘How to Control Contamination in the Workplace’ to all customers. We are able to give presentations to groups of Managers and Employees. If you think your Company would benefit from Contamination Control Education please contact us for further details.

What is Contamination

It is anything that does not belong in machine fluid systems e.g. paint flakes, rag fibres, metals, grease, weld spatter, sealing materials, dust water etc. When systems are contaminated, efficiency drops, cycle times increase and component and fluid life is shortened. Eventually contamination can lead to catastrophic failure, unplanned downtime, and costly repairs. Customer demand for increased productivity has produced industry trends toward electro-hydraulics, higher system pressures and tighter internal clearances. As a result of these trends, today's fluid systems will not tolerate dirt and contamination threatens reliability throughout the life of all types of hydraulically operated machinery.

Element Source of Contamination
Aluminum (Al) Bearings - Bushes - Blocks - Pistons - Blowers - Pumps - Clutches - Washers - Ingested Dirt
Barium (Ba) Detergent/Dispersant Additive
Boron (B) Coolant Additive - EP Additive
Cadmium (Cd) Coatings on Metals
Calcium (Ca) Detergent/Dispersant Additive - Salt Water - Road Salt
Chromium (Cr) Bearings - Rings - Rollers - Liners - Exhaust Valves - Seals - Shafts - Coolant Treatment
Copper (Cu) Bearings - Bushes - Washers - Pumps - Gears - Antiwear Additive
Iron (Fe) Blocks - Bearings - Cylinders - Pumps - Liners - Gears - Pistons - Rings - Discs - Shafts - Valaves - Screws
Lead (Pb) Bearings - Additives
Magnesium (Mg) Hard Water - Detergent/Dispersant Additive
Manganese (Mn) Detergent Additive
Molybdenum (Mo) Rings - Friction Modifier - Antiwaer Additive
Nickel (Ni) Bearings - Valves - Shafts
Phosphorus (P) Antiwear Additive
Silicon (Si) Seals - Gaskets - Ingested Diert - Coolant Additive - Antifoaming Additive
Silver (Ag) Bearings - Bushings - Solder
Sodium (Na) Coolant Additive - Road Salt - Detergent Additive
Tin (Sn) Bearings - Bushings - Pistons
Titanium (T) Turbine Blades - Compressor Discs - Bearing Hubs
Vanadium (V) Valvles - Coating on Metals
Zinc (Zn) Antiwear/Inhibitor Additive


 

One small teaspoon of dirt cancontaminate this much oil

Dusty and Dirty Environment

Contamination of Bulk Oil

When bulk oil is supplied to sites it no longer comes under the strict guidelines that the oil producing companies adhere to within their operations. It may change storage depots a number of times before it reaches the end user. The oil is moved from the oil producers storage tanks to sea, rail and road transport, and at each transfer point contaminants, particularly dust particles and water may enter the pipe work and tanks.

The cost to filter the bulk oil at each of these points would be enormous and the industry feels that it would be unrealistic to undertake such a task.

How many end users of the oil products actually have the bulk oil sampled and tested before putting it into their machines, very few, therefore by installing a filter system on bulk tanks, oil drums etc. to meet the machine ISO Oil cleanliness guidelines would ensure that clean oil is being added every time.

   

Hydraulic Fluid Application for KLEENOIL Filtration Units

 
The cleanliness of your Hydraulic Fluid is critical to the trouble free and cost effective operation of your system. Hydraulic components are very expensive and need special consideration when selecting and filtering this unit.

ISO 4406 code is a standard that is recognized in the industry. Certain recommended fluid cleanliness quantities are necessary to realize the best performances and cost saving operation of your hydraulic system.

Determine the required standard of filtration you require from the chart below:

Pumps < 2000 PSI 2000-3000 PSI 3000 + PSI
Fixed Gear 18/15 -- N/A
Fixed Vane 18/15 -- 16/13
Fixed Piston 17/15 -- 15/13
Variable Vane 16/14 -- N/A
Variable Piston 16/14 -- 14/12
Valves -- 2000 PSI 3000 + PSI
Directional (Solenoid) -- 18/15 17/14
Pressure Control (Modulating) -- 17/14 17/14
Flow Control (Standard) -- 17/14 17/14
Check Valves -- 18/15 18/15
Cartridge Valves -- 16/13 15/12
Proportional Flow Control -- 15/13 15/13
Servo Valves -- 14/11 13/10
Cylinders/Motors 1000 PSI 2000 PSI 3000 PSI
Van Motors 18/15 17/14 16/13
Axial Piston Motors 17/14 16/13 15/12
Gear Motors -- -- --
       
Cleanliness Classes to NAS 1638
Cleanliness Class Particle Size in Microns ISO 4406
  5-15 15-25 25-50 50-100

>100

 
00 125 22 4 1 0 8/5
0 250 44 8 2 0 9/6
1 500 89 16 3 1 10/7
2 1000 178 32 6 1 11/8
3 2000 356 63 11 2 12/9
4 4000 712 126 22 4 13/10
5 8000 1425 253 45 8 14/11
6 16000 2850 506 90 16 15/12
7 32000 5700 1012 180 32 16/13
8 64000 11400 2025 360 64 17/14
9 128000 22800 4050 720 128 18/15
10 256000 45600 8100 1440 256 19/16
11 512000 91200 16200 2880 512 20/17
12 1024000 182400 32400 5760 1024 21/18
 

 

 

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