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Lubricant Water Contamination
by David Doyle, CLS, OMA I, OMA II
Vice President, Americas

Water contamination exists in several forms:

Dissolved Water – All oil has some amount of dissolved water within normal levels. The oil appears bright and clear and is difficult to separate without special processes.

Free Water – Large drops that readily settle out and collects at the bottom of the fluid level.


Notes on Lubrication Systems Flushing
by David Doyle, CLS, OMA I, OMA II
Vice President, Americas

The need to perform flushing of a lubrication circulating system can occur for several reasons.

AA0Newly fabricated components or systems
AA0Recent maintenance or repairs
AA0Excessive contamination buildup
AA0Change to a new product formulation

When it is necessary to flush a lubricating circulating


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