Category Archives: Filtration

Oil Viscosity and it’s importance

An important quality of a lubricant is its Viscosity. Viscosity is a measurement of the internal cohesiveness of an oil, better known as its resistance to flow. Viscosity is defined as being equal to shear stress/ shear rate. High Viscosity oils have molecules with greater cohesion ability (Higher resistance to flow) were as low viscosity…
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Water in Oil – How does the Laboratory determine this?

In our last blog we spoke about what to do when we find water in our Oil sample. Today let's talk about the process the laboratories use to determine water in oil. Some samples are quite easy to tell when there is water in the oil, they tend to be milky, cloudy or you can…
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Hydraulic Systems flushing of three tugboats

Hydraulic Flushing project Our oil and gas group have been successful in winning a contract to flushing the hydraulic systems of three tug boats on the Indonesian Island of Batam. Work commenced today and I visited the shipyard to get a first hand appreciation of the programme which will consist of Pickling, hydraulic flushing and…
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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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