Moisture Removal Systems
Moisture in lubricating oils is the root cause of prematurely damaging oil and accelerating wear of machine components. As water invades your fluidsit will not only attack the additives in the oils, destroying their beneficial properties; but will also cause damage to the machine surfaces through corrosion, and rapidly degrade the oil through increased oxidisation.
By understanding the effects of water contamination, it is easy to see the importance of moisture detection and removal. Once water has entered the lubricant, it can exist in one or more of the following forms: dissolved, emulsified, or free water. Therefore, it is important to measure and/or remove water contamination prior to the formation of emulsified and free water. A proven method of removing water contamination from lubnricating fluids is using silica gel technology. silica gel extracts water vapour from the air as it is drawn through a silica gel bed, as well as covering a wide rang of temperatures, the silica gel used changes from gold to dark green when maximum absorption has been reached.