oil dehydration services
removes harmful water and particulate from lube oil
Water is one of the most common contaminates in a lubrication system. The presence of water promotes foaming, sludge formation, corrosion, accelerated oxidation, and additive depletion. These effects reduce the oil's overall effectiveness and lifetime, and lead to pre-mature equipment failure.
Maintaining a high level of cleanliness and low level of moisture is an essential part of lubrication and component life. Through proper oil dehydration, our customers can protect their equipment from the harmful effects of water by removing free, emulsified and dissolved water as well as entrained air and gases from the oil.
Water has many negative effects on the overall performance of a system; however, bearing life significanlty reduced when water has contaminated a lubricant. Bearing Manufacturer SKF has shown 1/10 of a percent of water or 1000 ppm will reduce bearing life by 75%.