Category Archives: breathers

Suppliers – Do they HELP or CAUSE the problems?

Have your supplier left you in the lurch when it comes to reliability, maintenance and support? Some of the largest suppliers responsible for this are the Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS), Lubricant and Fuel Suppliers and Parts Suppliers. Techenomics have performed many site inspections when it comes to lubricants and fuels. You may not believe this but…
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Sodium in Oil

  Sodium is a chemical element with the symbol Na. It is among the ten most common element found in the Earth's crust. Sodium is listed in the periodic table amongst the group alkali metals. Sodium can be found in many different minerals, most common is ordinary salt (sodium chloride), halite, amphilbole, cryolite, nitratine and…
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Oil Analysis, Skills and People – keeping you informed

Over the past week, Techenomics have brought you exciting and informative information. We are your key partners in condition monitoring and fluid analysis. We will always listen and strive to give you solutions to improve your corporate outcomes. We are flexible, fast and friendly and prepared to work in any/ all of your operating precincts. This article…
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Silicon – What is it and how did it get there?

Hi Tech Bloggers, Over the past few days we spoke about Water in Oil, so why not continue with some other contamination issues we might find in our oil sample, let's look at  Silicon (Dirt/ Dust) entry. What is Silicon? Silicon is a chemical element known as Si and atomic number 14 in the periodic…
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Gearbox Breather Clogging – Filter Barrels

Breathers are an important function of any gearbox. They allow heat to escape and cooling air to enter the system, preventing unnecessary overheating issues. Gearboxes that do face overheating issues will cause other problems to occur, such as an increase in viscosity, a higher viscosity will cause accelerated wear by losing its ability to lubricate…
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