Solid particle contaminants introduced into lubrication systems is one of the leading causes of accelerated failure in mechanical equipment. Contaminants often enter into a lubrication system when fluids are being added or checked. The importance of pouring through clean funnels and using clean cloths to wipe down dipsticks is frequently overlooked in general maintenance and oil changing procedures. Particle contaminants introduced into a system breakdown into smaller particles and get suspended in oil. These particles can scour and gouge surfaces, make the oil more viscous and block oil passages.
SCOURS AND GOUGES
SMALL SOLID PARTICLES OIL FILM THICKNESS
LARGER SOLID PARTICLE
Solid Particle Contaminants in Component Oil Film.
The simple procedure of using a clean new funnel each time you pour is one step in cutting down the possibility of introducing contaminants into the lubrication system.
…the cheapest insurance for protecting your equipment investment.