Contaminants will always accumulate in your oil. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. Even in “closed-loop” systems, the breathers draw in moisture, fine particulate, bacteria, and other impurities with every cycle. These contaminate your oil, altering viscosity and chemistry. As oil drifts out of spec, part quality deteriorates, and tool wear accelerates. This, in turn, degrades the operator environment and shifts time away from production and into maintenance. All of that eats into the bottom line—and that starts long before it’s evident that the process fluids have become contaminated
Rejected parts, premature tool wear, stinking sumps, and production downtime aren’t just headaches for operators: they’re early signs of future failures. One solution is to drain and flush your oil. Setting aside the cost of new oil, lost productivity, and the environmental impact, this may not even solve the problem: Assuming you clear 90% of the lube oil out of your equipment, the 10% left behind after flushing is often so contaminated that it immediately uses up most of the detergents, dehazers, and corrosion inhibiting additives in your fresh oil. And then you’re still left with the storage of the spent oil and the cost of disposing of this hazardous waste. Even if a drain and flush worked, it still eats up an enormous amount of time.
An efficient oil management system focuses on maintaining your oil with ongoing particulate management and impurity removal, rather than “fixing” it once it “gets bad.” An ongoing maintenance solution lengthens tool life, reduces waste, decreases downtime, and significantly increases your oil and lubricants’ working life. But in order to get those benefits, an oil management solution needs to be designed to meet your specific challenges—not some generic filtration spec.
A Deep Appreciation for Oil Filtration
Our process is straight forward:
First, we work with you to agree on a specification for your fluid’s particulate contaminants, water removal, and additives. Typically, these specifications are based on SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association), or ISO (International Standards organization) classifications. They might include viscosity, additives such as rust and oxidation inhibitors, anti-wear agents, extreme pressure, etc.
Next, we develop a strategy with you to segregate and collect different contaminated oil types on an ongoing basis, to prevent cross-contamination. Based on the standard life of your oils or continuous laboratory testing, we create a purification schedule. Our filtration and purification process allows us to maintain your oils at your desired ISO cleanliness code and guarantees the lowest water content in the industry. We’ll also analyze your oil and return it to its original OEM state through an additization process. (This analysis is necessary, especially if heat and water cause oxidation of your oil.)
Finally, we issue a report that documents the results before returning the oil to your system for reuse (upon your approval).
The Trucent Fluid Performance Program and Oil Management System
Our Fluid Performance Program relies on teams with a broad base of expertise: filter equipment and technology, the fundamentals of fluid separation, and decades of experience in your industry and your processes and operations. Your dedicated Trucent account manager and technician can be with you at regular intervals, on-site, or intermittently, and always backed by laboratory analytical assessment.
An in-house Trucent team does more than just handle lubricant and oil purchases, monitor fluids, and maintain these at appropriate flow rates, levels, and concentrations. They catch small abnormalities before they become expensive problems, pinpoint contaminants at their source, and find ways to separate these contaminants from your flow as early as possible.
When your lube and oil are finally spent, your Trucent team will recycle or dispose of them with minimal negative impact to your business and our world.
Every solution begins with a conversation. Contact us today to explore better ways to manage and recycle your lubricant. If you’re ready, we can schedule a no-obligation on-site consultation. Our engineers will walk your entire process, sample fluids at every critical juncture, and begin to determine how to make your coolant filtration system as cost-effective and trouble-free as possible.
Complete Oil Management and Filtration Solutions & Services
Trucent provides comprehensive solutions to address your filter challenges. We can help you maintain your existing lubrication systems and filters—or design an entirely new particulate removal solution. We can install one piece of equipment or an entire team to manage all your filtration technology on a daily basis. The goals remain the same: Cleaner fluid, longer tool life, higher quality parts, and a healthier bottom line.
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This solution allowed the plant to cut oil spend costs by 50% monthly while reducing their environmental spend by keeping everything on-site.
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