Poulton Le Fylde, FY6 8JU, UK

Author: Derek Booth

Is brand new oil clean?

They say that seeing is believing. They also say, don’t believe everything you see. Contradicting huh? Well the same is true of new oil. An unopened barrel of oil straight from the supplier ought to be pretty clean right? Wrong! In fact, new oil has an ISO cleanliness code of around 20/18/15. This is just…
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How to take an oil sample

Oil samples should be taken on a regularly scheduled basis and should only be taken after the lubricating system or component has been operated long enough to reach operating temperature. This will ensure that the oil has been thoroughly circulated and will result in an oil sample that is truly representative of the oil in…
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Why check your oil?

The cleanliness of hydraulic oil systems is extremely important because of the very close tolerances that exist in the pumps, control valves and between the pistons and hydraulic cylinder walls. In fact, around 80% of hydraulic system failures are caused by contamination through dust, dirt and condensation moisture. Therefore, oil analysis should be performed on…
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