I love the Christmas holidays. However, I understand this time of the year can be detrimental to the environment. Do you want to protect the environment for your children and future generations? Consider practicing environmentally-friendly tips during the hectic holiday season. For instance, think about wrapping all of your gifts in recycled materials. Instead of investing in a real Christmas tree, buy an artificial one. You can enjoy putting it up for many years to come. You might also want to limit the amount of lights you decorate with, or avoid using holiday lights altogether. On this blog, I hope you will discover more tips to help you protect the environment.
If you use oils in your industrial machines, then you might already use oil filtration services to clean out contaminants. However, filtration won't necessarily help if any of your oil is also exposed to water. Steam and moisture can contaminate machine oils and cause problems you shouldn't ignore.
You can, however, hire an oil reclamation service to run dehydration processes on affected oils. How does oil dehydration work and what are its benefits?
How Does Oil Dehydration Work?
If moisture or steam gets into machine oil, then it adds water to it. This affects the purity of the oil. Rather than replace the oil and go through this process again, you can run a dehydration treatment on it.
Here, your contractor uses a vacuum dehydrator to treat the oil. The machine thins the oil to increase its surface volume. It then heats it up and creates a vacuum above it.
As the temperature increases, any water in the oil will turn to moisture that rises up and out into the vacuum space. This moisture is separated from the oil which becomes free from water again.
Why Use Oil Dehydration on Your Water-Contaminated Oil?
Water negatively affects machine oils. It can prevent them from working correctly. It can also make cause damage to the machine.
For example, if water contaminates oil, then the oil might lose some of its viscosity. The water dilutes it.
This can make an oil foam and create air bubbles which further degrade its quality. It might not be able to lubricate parts effectively. It might not flow at the right rates, and your machines might not work as effectively as they should.
Water-contaminated oil can also damage your machinery. If water gets into oil, then it can cause corrosion problems. If parts corrode then they will start to rust. If rust isn't treated, then the parts will ultimately break. They might also pass rust particles through your system which could give you quality control problems.
Water can also allow organic contaminants into oil. It provides a viable environment for bacterial and microorganic growth. These problems don't just give you quality control headaches, they can also block filters and vents. If a machine's flow systems don't work, then stress could lead to damage and breakdowns.
If you run dehydration remediation on your oils, then you remove the potential for water damage. Your oil will be dry and clean. It will work the way it should without causing any damage to your machinery.
To find out more about oil dehydration and why you should use it, talk to a local oil reclamation service.Share
27 April 2023