STEP 4 IN LR™: LUBRICANT STORAGE BY CLEANLINESS CONTROL

STEP 4 IN LR™: LUBRICANT STORAGE BY CLEANLINESS CONTROL

Lubricant storage by cleanliness control


Did you know
that 10 ppm of water in a bearing lubricant will half the bearings lifetime.

This is the relative amount of two drops of water in a glass of great Belgian beer?

Seriously!

 


Did you know that contamination is the cause of more than 30 % of lubrication related bearing failures?

 

Did you know that new oils have commonly a higher contamination level than recommended by the machine supplier?

 

Lustor - Lubrication Storage SystemCleanliness control of new and stored lubricants is a focus in the program. As it is a basic issue, with small investments but huge return. It’s all about improving the quality of new lubricants and protecting these lubes from environmental contamination like moisture, dirt, chemicals etc.


Today
many innovative solutions are available to properly store & condition lubes: the best have dedicated tanks with pumps and filters for on line filtering, proper identification and have protections like desiccant breathers.