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Machinery Lubrication March-April 2022

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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16 | March - April 2022 | www . LUBE-TIPS Th e " Lub e -Tips " se c tion of M a ch i n e r y Lu b ricatio n magazin e feature s innovative ideas submit te d by our rea der s . Determining Additive Levels e most important aspect of determining additive levels is having an overall understanding of the state of the fluid. If there are unanswered questions with the initial batch of tests that are performed, it is imperative to perform additional diagnostic tests. Remove Particles with Electrostatic Separators Electrostatic separators remove insoluble byproducts of thermal and oxidative oil degradation (varnish particles) and submi- cron hard dirt or wear particles that are too small to be removed by conventional mechanical filters. When conditions are right, they make an excellent addition to an overall contamination control strategy, bringing into balance the focus upon large particles and water with the elimination of varnish particles and silt. Reduce Foaming with a Diffuser A diffuser fitted to the return line of the tank can reduce foaming and thus reduce oxidation and aera- tion, as well as decrease the risk of cavitation. It can also lessen the potential for varnish, erratic fluid flow, spongy hydraulics and overheating. ML Have Some Tips? Did You Know ? If you have a tip to share, email it to e ditor@ noria .com . Additional tips c an b e found in our Lub e -Tips email n ewslet ter. To re ceive th e Lub e -Tips n ewslet ter, subscrib e now at M achin er yLubric ation .com .

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