What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

The impact of oil cleanliness on your equipment

Dear Waste Professional,

Your equipment is being damaged by contaminants in the oil that you probably can’t even see. Particles are typically measured in microns. A micron is one millionth of a meter, which is equal
to 0.000039 inches or 9.906e-5 centimeters. Most people cannot see something that is smaller than 40 microns.

The particles that do the most damage are in the 1- to 10-micron range. These clearance-size particles enter the lubrication zone between machine parts and generate wear. The particles typically enter the oil after floating in the air or from water vapor.

Our friends at Chevron Lubricants provided this ebook to educate you about oil and lubricant ISO standards, the benefits of using clean oil, and why typical new oil is probably not suitable for your equipment.

This ebook will show you:

  • Four reasons why equipment oil filters won’t remove oil contaminants
  • Why you shouldn’t pre-filter new oil on site
  • The best way to reduce contaminate-caused wear
  • How to ensure equipment is protected while in production

82 percent of mechanical wear is caused by particle contamination.  Save your equipment from expensive repairs, costly downtime, and extend its life. Download this ebook before your attention turns to other matters. 

This ebook is FREE. Read it now!


Forester Media,

Publishers of MSW Management