Bottom Line Protection
The cleaning properties of the Chainings Filter embody all the characteristics of ideal filtration.
* Removal of solid contaminants down to 1 micron
* Removal of water and other aqueous contaminants
* Removal of sludge
* Removal of acids
* No detraction from the additive package

Extending the useful life of oil products is a significant but marginal bonus of the Chainings element. The fundamental advantages are massive improvements in reliability and extensions to component life.

Hydraulic Systems Protection
Particles above 5 micron arse harmful in that they block valves, spool pieces etc., causing breakdowns. However, it is the particles below 5 micron that do the real damage in these systems. It is these particles that accelerate wear and cause premature and costly component failure.

The Chainings filter elements will remove these fine particles ensuring reduced oil usage, greater reliability and extended component life. Having the oil at ISO 4406 13/10 or better can extend the components life by up to a factor of ten.

Lubrication Systems
Any bearing manufacturer will tell you that if a bearing is correctly aligned, there is no undue vibration and the lubrication is clean, that bearing will last indefinitely.

Installling by-pass filtration on these systems will greatly extend their life span. When a system is too small to warrant it's own filter, using our rigs to fill the systems to ensure that you start with clean oil is of great benefit.

Self Funding Systems
The Chanings filters and installations are self funding due to the reduced oil usage and extended component life. The added bonus is in increased reliability and reduced down time associated with planned and unplanned maintenance. This translates directly into reduced operating costs and improved profits.

Flows and Capacities
The flow rates and capacities of each application will vary according to the following:
* Viscosity of oil to be cleaned
* Temperature of Oil to be cleaned
* Number and size of filters
* Degree of contamination
* Degree of filtration required

High viscosity and reduced temperatures will reduce flow rates but not the cleaning efficiency. High viscosity oils may require a pre-heater to obtain the desired flow rate.

Typically, eight to ten passes through the filters will be required to achieve an optimum cleanliness level. The number of passes required is directly proportional to the level of contamination.

Standard Systems
A standard purging rig is available twith a two week lead time. Considering an oil of 32 Cst @ 40 degrees C, the flow rate is 1000 litres/hour. This rig uses two 200mm filter pots. Each filter will remove +/-200 grams solid contaminant from the oil being cleaned. Each filtser is good for between 500 and 1000 hours of usage, depending on the operating environment. Chainings recommend changes at 500 hours for optimum efficiency.

When first installing the filters, earlier changes are frequently required due to the level of contamination. This is so even when the equipment is fitted with OEM filters, as the OEM filters are often only in the region of 20 microns.

Summary
In almost every application, improved filtration will reduce your costs due to the following:
* Extended oil usage
* Improved wear and tear
* Reduced component replacement
* Reduced maintenance
* Fewer breakdowns
* Reduced stock levels

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