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Fluid De-watering & Filtration Services

Are you concerned about water and other contaminants in your oil?

You should be!

Nearly 85% of hydraulic component failures are caused by contaminated oil! Most contamination in your hydraulic system is invisible to the human eye, but when magnified, you can see how these tiny particles can damage your hydraulic system and components. When these particles circulate through the system, they act as an abrasive which erodes the surface of components and causes them to function inefficiently and eventually, break down. By lowering the ISO cleanliness levels of your oil, you will increase machine availabilities and lengthen the life of your components.

ISO Cleanliness levels

Fluid cleanliness is critical to establishing equipment reliability and there is a direct correlation between oil cleanliness and component life. When a wear condition advances, the size and concentration of wear particles in the oil increases. The
best method for measuring particle size and concentration is particle count testing. Results are reported in particles per millilitre or particles per 100  millilitres (depending on the lab) at a given size (microns) and ISO Cleanliness  Code. The ISO Cleanliness Code was developed for measuring fluid cleanliness and is widely used for determining particle counts in lubricants. It specifies the size of  particles measured and the method for coding the level of contamination. The ISO 4406 standard utilizes a three number system to classify system  cleanliness — example: 20/18/15. The first number represents the number of  particles present measuring greater than 4μm. The second represents particles  greater than 6μm and the third represents those greater than 14μm. A magnified view of this level of particle count is shown at the right. The table below lists the manufacturers recommendations for ISO cleanliness levels and, as can be seen, an ISO level of 20/18/15 is recommended for fixed gear pumps at low/medium pressure conditions. It is also recommended for check valves, directional valves etc. The second photo on the right shows the level of cleanliness of 16/14/11 which, going by the table below, is recommended for pumps and valves working at significantly higher pressure ranges.
1. Severe conditions may include high flow surges, pressure spikes, frequent cold starts, extremely heavy duty use, or the presence of water. 2. Two or more system filters of the recommended rating may be required to achieve and maintain the desired Target Cleanliness Level. Manufacturer’s recommended ISO cleanliness levels NOTE: New oil from a drum doesn’t always meet these levels

Achieving the appropriate cleanliness level in a system

The only way to achieve and maintain the appropriate cleanliness level in a hydraulic or lubrication system,is to implement a comprehensive filtration program. Central Qld Hydraulics offers all of the products that are needed to do just that!

They include:

Solid Contamination pressure filters return line filters offline filtration loops oil transfer units for precleaning of new oil portable and online contamination monitors reservoir breathers and filler/breathers Water Content water content sensors reservoir breathers with silica gel desiccant vacuum dehydration water removal units water removal elements Fluid Analysis bottle sampling kits complete analysis kits
FAMH Dewatering and Filtration unit
The FAMH dewatering & filtration unit provides water & solids removal for the conditioning of lubrication and hydraulic fluids

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Oil drop

Fluid De-watering & Filtration Services

Are you concerned about water and other contaminants in your

oil?

You should be!

Nearly 85% of hydraulic component failures are caused by contaminated

oil!

Most contamination in your hydraulic system is invisible to the human eye, but when magnified, you can see how these tiny particles can damage your hydraulic system and components. When these particles circulate through the system, they act as an abrasive which erodes the surface of components and causes them to function inefficiently and eventually, break down. By lowering the ISO cleanliness levels of your oil, you will increase machine availabilities and lengthen the life of your components.

ISO Cleanliness levels

Fluid cleanliness is critical to establishing equipment reliability and there is a direct correlation between oil cleanliness and component life. When a wear condition advances, the size and concentration of wear particles in the oil increases. The best method for measuring particle size and concentration is particle count testing. Results are 
reported in particles per millilitre or particles per 100 millilitres (depending on  the lab) at a given size (microns) and ISO Cleanliness Code. The ISO Cleanliness  Code was developed for measuring fluid cleanliness and is widely used for determining particle counts in lubricants. It specifies the size of particles  measured and the method for coding the level of contamination. The ISO 4406 standard utilizes a three number system to classify system  cleanliness — example: 20/18/15. The first number represents the number of  particles present measuring greater than 4μm. The second represents particles  greater than 6μm and the third represents those greater than 14μm. A magnified view of this level of particle count is shown at the right. The table below lists the manufacturers recommendations for ISO cleanliness levels and, as can be seen, an ISO level of 20/18/15 is recommended for fixed gear pumps at low/medium pressure conditions. It is also recommended for check valves, directional valves etc. The second photo on the right shows the level of cleanliness of 16/14/11 which, going by the table below, is recommended for pumps and valves working at significantly higher pressure ranges.
1. Severe conditions may include high flow surges, pressure spikes, frequent cold starts, extremely heavy duty use, or the presence of water. 2. Two or more system filters of the recommended rating may be required to achieve and maintain the desired Target Cleanliness Level. Manufacturer’s recommended ISO cleanliness levels NOTE: New oil from a drum doesn’t always meet these levels

Achieving the appropriate cleanliness

level in a system

The only way to achieve and maintain the appropriate cleanliness level in a hydraulic or lubrication system,is to implement a comprehensive filtration program. Central Qld Hydraulics offers all of the products that are needed to do just that! They include:

Solid Contamination

pressure filters return line filters offline filtration loops oil transfer units for precleaning of new oil portable and online contamination monitors reservoir breathers and filler/breathers

Water Content

water content sensors reservoir breathers with silica gel desiccant vacuum dehydration water removal units water removal elements

Fluid Analysis

bottle sampling kits complete analysis kits
FAMH Dewatering and Filtration unit
The FAMH dewatering & filtration unit provides water & solids removal for the conditioning of lubrication and hydraulic fluids