Industrial oils are used as a lubricant reducing friction and wear of parts and components in various industrial machines. The main functions of this type of oil is anti-corrosion protection, dissipation of heat from friction parts, removal of contaminants and reduction of foaming.
Industrial oils can also be used as the base for hydraulic fluid, as well as grease, that extends durability and service life of industrial equipment.
Despite the fact that practically all industrial oils are thoroughly tested in laboratories before dispatch to the user, the oils will become contaminated during use and operation. Industrial oil, just as with any other oil, can become contaminated by atmospheric oxygen, water and particulate matter. Interaction with aggressive media may accelerate oil oxidation that is accompanied by the accumulation of even more unwanted contaminants in the oil.
Saturation of oil by contaminants degrades the oil’s performance. Due to aging and contamination, industrial oils lose the ability to efficiently dissipate heat and protect equipment from corrosion.
It would seem that the aging process is natural and nothing can be done about it except replacing the used oil with new and disposing of the old oil. A practical operator however, will be concerned by the additional costs of used oil disposal, as well as the frequent cost of oil changes.
Fortunately, aging of oil is not all that critical with the advent of modern additives and oil processing equipment. The aging process therefore, can be significantly slowed and the service life of the lubricating oil can be significantly extended.
It is however, necessary to regularly take oil samples to know and understand the oil’s condition and to detect and identify the contaminants degrading the performance of the oil and to purify the oil in a timely manner.
GlobeCore is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of industrial, turbine and dielectric insulating oil purification systems.
The CMM-CM type units and CFU-M filter carts made by GlobeCore are successfully operated in more than 70 countries around the world. They are efficient for the purification and regeneration of industrial oils.
The ability to purify and regenerate industrial oil was made possible by using modern technologies and maximizing and customizing the processing operations for the individual client.
The CMM-CM units are designed for removal for water and solid particles from oil by using a special zeolite sorbent and subsequent reactivation of this sorbent in the system.
The CFU-M filtration carts are designed for removal of solid particles from industrial oil. These units can purify the product in one cycle.
Both types are simple in service and operation and facilitate a significant extention of industrial oil service life cycle.