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How to Check Oil While Diagnosing Machine Equipment

The service life of modern manufacturing equipment is 60% determined by oil quality.  A wide range of negative factors that influence machine oil includes:

  1. temperature;
  2. environment;
  3. chemical interaction with other materials; and
  4. electrical fields (for dielectric oils).

If oil has lost its protective properties, it will affect the engine (namely the wear rate will increase).  You should filter oil to prevent such negative consequences.

The GlоbeCоre mobile oil stations are used for oil filtration.  They have the following performance characteristics: (1) energy efficiency; (2) cost-effectiveness and (3) a high-quality filtration process.

But, how will we know that oil needs filtration?  An incomplete oil filtration process may result in great finance expenditures.  It is therefore, a systematic monitoring of oil that is needed to detect changes of the oil’s performance characteristics.

There are two different ways of oil monitoring that depend on the kind of oil the operators want to examine.  It is therefore, desirable to follow recogized international standards concerning each specific oil type when the quality of initial oil product is to be tested and analyzed.

Regonized international standards specify the necessary performance characteristics of oil such as: (1) viscosity; (2) ignition temperature; (2) flash temperature, and (3) total base number.

The second way of testing oil is applied when you want to check the quality of oil that has been already used for some period of time.  In this case, you may also rely on parameters outlined in the international standards.  There are also other possible ways of checking the used oil.  The “tribodiagnostic” process  allows the operator to check the condition of machinery without overhaul or disassembly through the use of oil analysis.  This method however, has not gained widespread acceptance and is mostly used when examining and servicing gas-turbine engines.  The tribodiagnostic consists of the assessment of the composition and the concentration of wear products in oil using special devices (e.g. spectrometer).

The ferrography is used to determine the wear type and friction rate of the machinery.  This process consists of analysing the particle size distribution, their surface condition and the materials they are composed of.

The advantage of this method is that it can be used when working with magnetic as well as non-magnetic materials (graphite, bronze, aluminum, brass, etc.).  Infrared (IR) spectroscopy allows the operators to receive information about such important oil specifications as water content, base number, acid number, soot content, additives, and oxidation products.

The proper sampling is no less important than the analysis itself since the wrong sample may lead to an incorrect diagnosis of the equipment.

How to Choose the Best Oil Filtration System?

The choice of a product depends on various external factors.  Price, quality, performance, and reliability are just some the considerations when choosing a product.  The choice of industrial equipment also depends many of the same factors.

In choosing oil processing equipment, you will find that there are many different types of processing units intended for purification of different petroleum based oils  and fluids.

There are a large number of manufacturing companies specializing in oil processing systems. These systems include a wide range of equipment used to process different lubricants, hydraulic and turbine oils, and complex systems for oil regeneration.

The purchase of equipment for the filtration and purification of used oils is justified through the saving of money and resources.  Additionally, this equipment greatly helps in reducing problems with equipment failures and downtime, as well as reducing environmentally harmful waste oil products.  Overall, these modern machines greatly increase the service life of industrial equipment.

When choosing the right processing equipment for your business, strict attention should be paid to the technical specifications of the filters that will be used by the processing equipment:

  1. The physical size of the oil filter. This key component of the purification system must be small enough to save space and weight, but have high filtration performance in both volume and filter fineness;
  2. Filter Test Results.  Oil filters can be monitored in various ways, but one of the most common methods is the beta-factor test.  The beta factor is calculated by dividing the number of the larger particles trapped in the filter medium by the number of particles of the same size downstream of the filter.  For example, if the beta ratio is 10:1, it means that for every ten (10) particles that enter the filter, only one (1)passes through the filter without being trapped in the filter medium;
  3. Pore ​​size of the filter medium; and
  4. Performance and rate  flow.

According to studies conducted by General Motors, and published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), it was determined that the service life of an engine can be increased eight times by using five (5) micron filter mediums instead of the standard 40mm filter medium found in most massed produced automotive oil filters.

This means that the steady improvement of oil filtration systems will continue as the cost of new equipment rises and consumers demand better equipment with longer service lives.  There is an old saying that contends that oil does not wear out, it only becomes dirty.  In any case, keeping oil clean and free from contaminants and moisture will greatly extend the service life of your electric power equipment and hydraulic systems.

The traditional oil change therefore, is no longer necessary.  The high tech equipment available from GlobeCore can keep your insulating oils and hydraulic fluids in new like condition indefinitely.  Oil Processing units from  GlobeCore remove soot and sludge, dirt, moisture and dissolved gases.

If however, you decide to invest in oil processing equipment, it is worth taking the time to carefully consider your needs.  You will soon learn that not all systems for filtering oil are created equal.  Sometimes, bright brochures are specifically designed to confuse the customer.  As the consumer and business manager, you should make sure that filtration and processing equipment has passed all the necessary tests and has verified results of performance.  Here at GobeCore, we work with our customers to determine the best equipment that meets the needs of our customers.  GlobeCore has a very large and diverse line of oil processing equipment.  We work very closely with our customers so you get the best and most cost effective equipment to compliment the needs of your business.

The “Sukhovey” Model by GlobeCore

The “Sukhovey” Model by GlobeCore is used to protect the solid insulation of electric power transformers from moisture.  Complicated, but also simple by design, the model remains one of the best the high-tech systems for the integrated treatment of contaminated oils and fluids anywhere in the industrialized world.

Here at GlobeCore, we believe that it is more cost effective to perform timely “Preventive Maintenance” rather than “Corrective Maintenance.”  It is usually easier and cheaper to prevent serious damage to your equipment rather than spending time and money to repair and/or replace that equipment after a major failure or breakdown.  Investments in equipment and maintenance however, need to be be justified.  So, let’s consider the possibilities and benefits of the GlobeCore “Sukhovey” model.

Over the last decade, a large number of the diversified technologies for serving oil-filled machines and equipment were developed.  Depending on the types and characteristics, there are models for pre-filtering oils, vacuum cleaning and degassing, sampling, laboratory studies, complete regeneration, lightning of fuels and many others.

The GlobeCore “Sukhovey” is designed to protect the internal solid insulation of electric power equipment.  Its mission is to clean the air that is used to remove mechanical impurities from the insulating oil tanks.

The Air-Drying unit present on the “Suhovey” is filled with an adsorbent material known as zeolite.  The unit maintains clean air by supplying it under pressure to the power unit for prevention of moisture accumulation.  It is also capable of preventing vacuum, formed by draining the oil, from interacting with potentially contaminated “outside” air.

The “Sukhovey” is composed of two adsorption blocks that are each 1 meter (1m)  in height.  The entire structure is designed so that the units works independently of each other and act as temporary replacements for the period of time it takes the zeolite materials to recover in each saturated block.

Air is supplied via a pipe to the collector where it is distributed from one of the adsorption units that contains the heated zeolite.  The air then flows through the ports to the heaters and is “ejected” under pressure through the hole at the bottom of the unit.

The “Sukhovey” is equipped with temperature sensors at both the inlet and outlet ports.  This not only allows the “Sukhovey” to provide safe and efficient control of the machine, but also to control the regeneration step of adsorbents due to the temperature differences.  The device operates with special zeolite adsorbents that are designed to absorb moisture.

The “Sukhovey” can operate continuously for up to 100 hours.  This is the maximum time during which you can choose not to enter the cyclic regeneration while using the “restore adsorbents” function.  If the model operates beyond this time it will require additional service.