Moreland Oil Co. offers a Total Oil Cleanliness Program that will reduce operating
costs associated with breakdowns and keep the customer in a reliable run-ready state.
Unscheduled downtime contributes to lost production and elevated labor costs. By
implementing a Total Oil Cleanliness Program, unscheduled downtimes can be drastically
reduced. Also gained will be the benefit of extending the life of pumps, cylinders,
valves and critical components, such as servo valves. Additionally, there will be
a reduction in annual purchases of lubricants and extension of the useful life of
lubricants and filter elements.
Implementation of our program consists of the following steps:
1. Take oil samples on all hydraulic power units to determine severity of particulate
and wear metal contamination, which gives us a base point from which to start.
2. Perform an audit on all gear boxes and hydraulic units to:
Determine existing filtration and filter media.
Identify contamination ingression points.
Identify all points of lubricant leakage.
3. Review audit results to:
Establish the ISO Cleanliness level for each unit.
Determine what filtration will be required to meet the ISO Cleanliness target.
Determine a method to prevent contamination from entering reservoirs.
Document leakage points to stop loss of lubricant.
4. Establish communication with the customer’s maintenance personnel:
This will identify units that may be currently experiencing problems in order to
focus on correcting these issues first.
5. Draw up a plan to bring each unit to its target cleanliness level:
Create a strategy to achieve oil cleanliness without impacting the day-to-day operation
of the facility. If the systems are extremely dirty, it may require that we utilize
our off-line filtration equipment to accelerate the cleaning process. This will help
meet the target cleanliness code as quickly as possible and do so without plugging
the unit’s filters.