OIL FILTRATION: GOING BEYOND THE PARTICLE COUNT
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
Oil filtration involves removing particles and other types of contamination from the oil for either the protection of equipment via a manufacturer or extending the life of existing oil in equipment. Filtration can catch particles before they get to the system but what if there’s vital information within those particles that will allow you to perform a root cause analysis and discover what’s causing the wear or contamination? Typical particle monitoring consist of particle count testing that will classify size distribution of those particles. The question is are they wear particles or not?
That’s where Filter Debris Analysis (FDA) comes in. Through laboratory testing and microscope analysis, FDA gives you an inside look at those contaminants and provides you with the data to get to the bottom of what could be causing equipment problems.
Join Dave Tingey, Product Application Specialist with POLARIS Laboratories® and learn the basics on oil filtration, particle count and how analyzing the particles caught in the filtration methods can help you catch contamination and wear early, perform root cause analysis and save more equipment.
- What are the benefits of oil filtration?
- What are some methods of filtration?
- How to monitor filtration efficiency?
- When is it best to perform FDA on an oil sample?
- What can you do with the data found from FDA?
- Tips for performing root cause analysis