Here is the problem: small particles in lubricants are responsible for 82% of component wear and shorter equipment life. Dirt, wear metal, gunk and other particle contamination is the number ONE cause of lubricant-related equipment failure. Money spent on the resulting downtime and repairs is money lost.
Oil can get contaminated before it even reaches your equipment. Particulate contaminants are everywhere! As lubricants are transported, pumped, transferred and delivered there is opportunity at every step of the way for contaminants to seep in. Once lubricants are on site, contamination sources can include breather vents, fill openings, oil containers, hoses and the equipment itself.
The solution to particle contamination is called ISOCLEAN®!
Our team of experts is ready to help you assess the current cleanliness of your oil and deliver certified lubricants that meet the OEM’s specified ISO cleanliness recommendations.
Every batch we sell is certified at your point of delivery. How? We take the industry-leading Chevron formulated lubricants. We process, test and certify every batch to precisely meet the ISO codes for your equipment. We keep the additives in and the contaminants out!
There are 3 key steps for a clean and efficient lubrication program to maximize the longevity of your equipment, Start Clean, Monitor, and Stay Clean. First, you need to start clean with certified clean lubricants and proper handling. Second, monitor your lubricants regularly to avoid contamination. Finally, maintain the cleanliness of your lubricants. To learn more, download the PDF files below.
Effectively addressing lubricant contamination represents a huge opportunity for savings.
An industrial gearbox at a cement plant costs $3 million and has a life expectancy of 10 years but contaminants in its lubricant cut the life in half. Based on lost revenue of $30,000 per day and 90 days to make repairs, the cost of those repairs is $2.7 million. Maintaining OEM recommended ISO cleanliness Code levels would cost $60,000 per year, or $600,000 over 10 years, generating $2.1 million in savings.
ISO cleanliness codes measure contamination levels per millilitre of fluid at three sizes: 4 microns, 6 microns and 14 microns. Each number represents a contaminant level code for the correlating particle size including all particles of the specified size and larger. It is written as XX/YY/ZZ where:
Some programs or equipment guides may report under the old two-number system. In this case, simply drop the first number: */16/13.