Hydraulic Oil Analysis is a Reliable Troubleshooter

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The industrial filter manufacturer, Quality Filtration, has listed vital steps to take in the instance oil analyses return negative results. They pose that regular oil analysis is essential to preventing damage to hydraulic systems and machinery.

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Oil analysis is an excellent maintenance practice to keep your machinery operating at maximum productivity.

Leading hydraulic manufacturer Quality Filtration recommends regular oil analysis to detect system problems early enough to fix them with proper filtration. Oil analysis alerts end users to problems before damage to the system occurs.

“Whether you are new to oil analysis or a seasoned pro, it is important to view the test as a positive step, even if your test results are alarming,” said Ivan Sheffield, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Quality Filtration. “When you develop a testing history for all your machinery, it will be easier to track where a problem may have arisen. Regular oil analysis identifies trends to help find root causes and correct them early.”

Sheffield also added when a test diagnosis indicates a problem, the best steps to take include:

  • Question staff about changes in operating patterns. Ask how the sample was taken and if repairs or modifications occurred before the last sample.
  • Inspect machinery, especially breather and sight glass, measure temperature and feel for excessive vibration or stress.
  • Do visual analysis on an oil sample to check for sediment, water, dirt and metal contamination. If something is amiss, take corrective action with proper filtration before another lab analysis.

“Oil analysis is an excellent maintenance practice to keep your machinery operating at maximum productivity. The time and small cost are well worth the outcome,” Sheffield said.

About Quality Filtration
Quality Filtration is a premier filter company that designs, builds and manufactures high performance cartridge and spin-on elements for the global industrial hydraulic and industrial lubrication market. The company quality controls and lab-tests all its products to meet or exceed specifications of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) using the most advanced microglass media in the industry. The comprehensive line includes applications for a wide range of markets, including pulp and paper, oil reclamation, oil flushing, steel mills, plastic injection molding, automobile assembly and general manufacturing.

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