The foaming property of a fluid is one of its basic physical properties. Unfortunately, foam can cause serious problems with the life and performance of the fluid and the equipment being protected. Even though foam performance is often a defined specification for a new fluid, it is often ignored on the used fluid. The reasons for loss in foam control and the methods of controlling this property in a used fluid should be added to understanding knowledge of the lubricant specialist. Learn what can cause loss of foam control, how to look for or measure this problem, what happens if the property is out of control and what might be done to help control the foam generation.
Author: Dave Wooton, Wooton-Consulting, Gerald L. Munson, Fluid Assets and Greg Livingstone, Clean Oil, Inc
Source: Lubrication Excellence 2008 Conference Proceedings
Figures and Illustrations: 5
Format: PDF - Digital Download