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      Posted on February 9, 2019 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Water in the Hydraulic System How in hell can you get 50 gallons of water in a 300 gallon hydraulic reservoir? Of course, nobody knows. There you have it, so much water that it is freezing to ice in the reservoir that is supplying the Coal Car Dumper hydraulics

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      Posted on February 9, 2019 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      A filter bowl ruptures and unleashes 150 GPM of hydraulic fluid at 6,000 psi.  Pressure high enough to sever an arm or penetrate a body like a cannon ball. We don’t see such events very often but filter housings do crack and leak high pressure fluids regularly.  Manufactures design

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      Posted on October 31, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Turbine oil used in steam turbines, gas turbines, blowers, vacuum pumps and hydro turbines is designed to shed water. Water can be introduced into the turbine oil through lube oil cooler failures, damaged heat exchancers, seal leaks, improper cleaning practices, & contaminated turbine oil.  The Application Water content in

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      Posted on October 31, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      A small steam turbine lube reservoir formerly fitted with a gravity settling water removal arrangement was contaminated with water levels reaching 800 ppm.  The plant had increased the reservoir temperature in an attempt to dissipate water, which was resulting in higher than OEM recommended bearing temperatures. The Problem We were asked

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      Posted on October 25, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Find out how we helped a plastic bag recycler save over $150,000 a year by adding bi-directional filtration to protect pumps & motors. The Application A company shredding discarded grocery bags and other plastic films to produce recycled products was experiencing frequent hydraulic motor and charge pump failures on

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      Posted on October 25, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Reduce Contamination & Double Element Life Find out how we helped a paper manufacturer lower their ISO codes, double filter element life, reduce maintenance and increase productivity by simply upgrading their filter elements. The Problem A paper machine was experiencing excessive down time as maintenance personnel were frequently servicing 

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      Posted on October 25, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Find out how we helped an automotive stamping plant eliminate the production of defective parts with surface imperfections resulting from highly contaminated lube oil. The Application An automotive stamping plant operating large presses to produce body panels was experiencing high surface finish defect scrap. Lubricating oil contamination was causing

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      Posted on October 25, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Find out how we helped a hydraulic valve manufacturer meet their ISO Fluid Cleanliness Code requirement (< 14/12/9) to test flow across their newest valve design (80 micron orifice) on their test stand. The Application A hydraulic valve manufacturer required pristine fluid (< 14/12/9) to test flow across an 80 micron

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      Posted on October 24, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Find out how we helped an aluminum refinery avoid several oil changes a year ($125,000+ each) by resolving their water & particulate contamination challenges. The Problem An aluminum refinery was consistently performing premature gearbox lube oil changes on 7 base drive units due to oil and particulate contamination. With an average

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      Posted on October 24, 2018 By Glenn B. In Filtration

      Find out how we helped a refrigerator manufacturer save over $200k a year by removing varnish from their hydraulic system to reduce downtime, defective units, idle labor and maintenance costs. The Application During the manufacturing process of refrigerators, isocyanate is hydraulically injected into the body of the appliance to