Oil varnish removal systems were developed to address the problems that result from varnish (sludge, tar, and lacquer) that accumulates in hydraulic and lubrication systems. The removal process is possible as a result of using oxidatively, stable medias. As such, only the varnish is removed and the oil’s additives are left intact, undisturbed.
The Harmful Effects of Varnish
Lubricants are essential an unlimited number of industrial or manufactured moving parts. Varnish, is a maintenance problem of significant proportions in a wide range of lubrication and hydraulic applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, gas turbines, compressors, and paper machines. Problems with turbine oil are high-profile within the industry. Problems seem to have escalated in the last decade. In addition, the following problems often occur:
* Mechanical and moving parts get stuck
* Components experience wear and tear much quicker
* Small orifices and oil strainers will eventually plug
* Oil filters become far less efficient
* Maintenance costs can be expected to increase
Oil Varnish Removal Brings Fluid Temperatures Under Control
Varnish reduces the effectives of heat exchanges, which obviously makes fluid temperature difficult to control. Valve components also wear easily, along with bearing surfaces, and load gears. Varnish reacts with anti-oxidants systems, which results in the shortening of a lubricant’s. Filter changes are required more often, and oil-flow restrictions are expected at some point. Seals can also become damaged and result in oil leakage.
Industry Training Programs
Businesses looking for equipment reliability services are encouraged to partner with industry leaders in lubricant sales, distribution, and equipment. Some manufacturers and distributors offer hands-on training that covers lubrication processes, access to procedural programs that are designed to reduce equipment downtime, increase efficiency, and to improve profitability.
These are relevant training programs. Anything that can help industry players profit and maintain their equipment’s longevity is well worth the time and money spent. It is simply a matter of staying on top of industry trends and changes. After all, downtime should be unacceptable and avoided at every opportunity. The most reliable suppliers and manufactures of equipment reliability products will also offer other value-added services. It is still about providing the very best in customer service.