Contamination of hydraulic and lube systems caused by water can lead to major problems including corrosion, microbial growth, metal fatigue and accelerated oil aging. To diminish these problems two target water levels are recommended: a minimum level avoids free water, and a more stringent yet realistic level minimizes problems due to dissolved water. Based on case studies from a recent survey of water contamination in industrial systems, the best water contamination control equipment and practices are discussed in this session. As an aid for selecting and specifying equipment for controlling water contamination, each type is matched with corresponding appropriate applications.
Author: Bill Needelman, Filtration Science Solutions, Inc. and Greg LaVallee, Donaldson Company, Inc.
Source: Lubrication Excellence 2008 Conference Proceedings
Figures and Illustrations: 14
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