By-pass filtration is used in working machine oil systems, where oil analyses have shown deterioration of oil cleanliness parameters, while it is necessary to maintain the continuity of machine or production line operation. Then additional filtration using a powerful external pump can quickly improve cleanliness parameters until the problem is diagnosed and the source of growing contaminants in the oil is eliminated.
industrial oil filtration
Oil filtration is one of the basic oil maintenance procedures, used in lubrication technology, consisting in separating solid contaminants, contained in oil, the size of which is not less than the separation capacity of the filter cartridges used.
The presence in the oil system of solid particles larger than the thickness of the oil film, has a damaging effect on mating surfaces, which is why it is so important to maintain the appropriate class of lubricant cleanliness.
what kind of oils we filter
filtration of industrial oils
– filtration and microfiltration of hydraulic oils used in injection molding machines, presses or heavy construction equipment
turbine oil filtration
– filtration of turbine oils used in steam and steam-gas turbine sets
gear oil filtration
– filtration of gear oil, used in paper machines, production lines, mills, among others
filtration of machining oils
– filtration of machining oils used in machine tools or machining machines
coolants and other machining fluids
– filtration of coolants and fluids used in CNC machine tools or cutting machines
hydraulic oil filtration
Filtration of hydraulic oil is a process in which special filters are used to remove contaminants and protect the hydraulic system from damage. Hydraulic filters are a key element in maintaining optimal oil quality and ensuring the proper operation of the hydraulic system.
The primary purpose of hydraulic oil filtration is to remove particulate matter, as well as other contaminants such as water, air or sludge. Particulate matter can come from a variety of sources, such as worn-out system components, dust from the environment or also contaminants from oil wear. These contaminants can be harmful to hydraulic system components and lead to failure.
stages of hydraulic oil filtration
The hydraulic oil filtration service involves several steps.
- To begin with, oil is collected from the hydraulic system and flows through various types of filters. Filters can be installed in various places in the system, such as the oil tank, hydraulic lines or even on individual components such as pumps or motors.
- Hydraulic filters can have different degrees of filtration, which means that they are able to retain particles of a certain size. There are pre-filters, which trap larger contaminants, and fine filters, which eliminate smaller particles. It is important to regularly monitor and replace hydraulic filters to ensure effective filtration.
- After passing through the filters, the purified oil is returned to the hydraulic system. The filtration process removes contaminants, which contributes to the longevity and performance of the hydraulic system and minimizes the risk of failure.
Hydraulic oil filtration service is extremely important in maintaining the proper operation of a hydraulic system and extending the life of its components. Regular oil filtration is recommended to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of the hydraulic system.
turbine oil filtration
The turbine oil filtration service is designed to remove contaminants and maintain the high quality of oil used in turbines. Turbine oil filtration is extremely important because clean and contaminant-free oil is crucial to the proper operation and performance of turbines.
Turbine oil, used in turbines, is exposed to various types of contaminants, such as particles, water, deposits or chemical impurities. They can affect the performance and life of turbines, lead to failures or shorten their operating time. Regular filtration of turbine oil is key to ensuring its purity and optimal turbine performance.
how does the industrial turbine oil filtration process work?
- Oil is drawn from the turbine and flows through special filters designed to retain different types of contaminants of various sizes. Mesh filters, filter cartridges, separator filters or a combination of these are used – depending on the type of work.
- Filters used in turbine oil filtration are carefully selected to ensure effective elimination of particulate matter, water and other contaminants.
- Filtration efficiency is determined by the filtration rate, which is the filter’s ability to retain particles of a certain size. It is important to regularly check and replace filters to ensure they are effective.
- After passing through the filters, the cleaned oil is fed back to the turbine.
Clean turbine oil provides effective lubrication and cooling of the turbine, which is crucial for its smooth operation and longevity.
how often to filter turbine oil?
Turbine oil filtration should be carried out regularly according to the turbine manufacturer’s recommendations. The frequency of filtration can depend on the intensity of operation, operating conditions and turbine requirements. It is also important to monitor the condition of the oil, such as its level, temperature and presence of contaminants, in order to detect possible problems early and take appropriate action.
Turbine oil filtration service is critical to maintaining oil cleanliness and quality, which translates into turbine performance, reliability and durability.
laboratory testing of turbine oil
During the turbine oil filtration service, we perform an additional laboratory analysis of the oil, which provides information about its quality, the presence of contaminants and possible signs of wear. Oil condition analysis can include physicochemical tests, viscosity measurement, water content analysis, presence of metals or oxidation assessment. Based on the results of the analysis, appropriate action can be taken, such as further filtration, the addition of anti-corrosive agents or the need for an oil change.
oil filtration with an external filter unit
Bypass oil filtration is used in hydraulic and lubrication systems, where a high oil cleanliness class is one of the conditions for proper operation.
The parameters of by-pass filtration are selected depending on the situation, however, the process is always carried out using an external filtering unit, incorporated into the oil system of the operating machine.
oil filtration – frequently asked questions
Industrial oil filtration keeps oil clean, which translates into improved machine performance, increased equipment life, reduced risk of breakdowns, savings in maintenance and repair costs, and maintenance of optimal production process parameters.
Oil filtration in industry removes various types of contaminants, such as dirt particles, metal filings, sludge, dust, water, combustion products and other contaminants present in oil.
Failure to properly filter oil can lead to a number of serious consequences. Here are some of them:
- Accumulation of contaminants: Lack of oil filtration results in the accumulation of particulates, dust, sludge and contaminants in the oil. These contaminants can cause seizure, corrosion and other damage to machine components, leading to accelerated wear.
- Oil degradation: Impurities present in oil can accelerate its aging and degradation. The presence of particulates, water, corrosion products and other contaminants leads to a loss of lubricating and cooling properties of the oil, which negatively affects the performance and life of the machine.
- Increased fuel consumption: Impurities in the oil cause increased friction and drag in the machine, which in turn leads to increased fuel consumption. The lack of oil filtration can therefore result in higher operating costs related to fuel consumption.
- Reduced machine performance: Contaminants in the oil can impede the proper operation of machine components such as pumps, bearings and gears. This, in turn, leads to lower machine productivity, loss of power and reduced overall plant efficiency.
- Reduced component life: Contaminants present in the oil can lead to faster wear and damage to key machine components, such as bearings, seals and disc components. The shortened life of these components requires more frequent repairs and replacements, which generates additional costs for the plant.
- Increased risk of failure: Lack of oil filtration increases the risk of machine failure. Contamination can cause blockages, seizures, heating of components or damage to contact surfaces. Machinery failure can lead to production downtime, financial losses and the need for costly repairs.