Implementation Steps

Implementation of our program consists of the following steps:
  1. Take oil samples on all hydraulic power units to determine the severity of particulate and wear metal contamination, which gives us a base point from which to start.
  2. Perform an audit on all gearboxes and hydraulic units to:
    • Determine existing filtration and filter media.
    • Identify contamination ingression points.
    • Identify all points of lubricant leakage.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Draw up a plan to bring each unit to its target cleanliness level:
    • We create a strategy to achieve oil cleanliness without impacting your day-to-day operation of your facilities. If your 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.