Kleenoil cleans down to less than 3 micron absolute and all water ...
how ? - by absorption and by adsorption in a continuous recycling process long fibres of the cellulose attract the water formed either through the combustion process or by condensation and absorb it like a sponge, at the same time rejecting the large oil molecules.
For excessive cases Kleenoil can remove water using the mobile units in larger volumes, but requiring higher cartridge change intervals. We can also supply a specific cartridge to contain swell allowing for easier removal.
Speak to a Kleenoil representative for advise on your particular case.
Water can reduce the life of machinery by more than 50%
Water can exist in three states: dissolved, emulsified and free. Dissolved water is similar to humidity and cannot be seen in oil. Emulsified water is when the amount of dissolved water is greater than the saturation point. Free water is when the water content in oil visibly separates.
The issue of water contamination in oil can be devastating. After particle contamination, water is considered the second most damaging form of contamination for a lube system. Water in oil can cause issues such as higher viscosity, reduced load-carrying ability and additive depletion. Some of the effects it may have on your machinery include corrosion on metal surfaces, filter plugging and cavitation.
Tolerances in the modern machinery are usually so small that moving parts alternately produce pressure and vacuum . In a vacuum, moisture will expand considerably (70ºC up to 1/5000) and will cause explosions against the surface areas of the parts. This, in turn, will produce new wear particles, and surface areas will lose their coating of lubricant as a result. Water attacks metal surfaces ( corrosion ) and will slowly penetrate microscopic pores, thus causing wear by fatigue. Moisture in the reservoir has the tendency to form rust inside the tank top. Vibrations during the operation of the system will knock the rust particles into the oil, where they are picked up by the pump and distributed throughout the system. New rust particles form where the old ones fell off and the endless contamination cycle continues. Furthermore, water is the ideal enviroment in which bacteria can multiply, and these will, in turn, break down the additives.
Because oil is hygroscopic, .....meaning that it absorbs water, it seems that water is destined to get soaked into the oil. Water enters through thermal breathing (hydraulic systems and mechanical systems that heat and cool), through the high-pressure blast of the operator’s cleaning hose, through the gravity draining of condensate and indirect water spray, and through any number of yet undiscovered ways.
It must be removed.
When demulsibility is lost, the oil will cloud or foam, and the loaded components will wear rapidly.