Great emphasis has been placed on contamination control within lubricating systems.
By limiting the number of contaminants entering the lubricant, you can effectively extend the life of the equipment and the oil. Reducing the ingression rate is one part of achieving maximum machinery reliability; the other part is removing contaminants as quickly as they are introduced.
Perhaps the most common method of removing contaminants is utilizing filtration. Filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be installed in multiple locations. A filter is the best line of defense to remove contaminants once they have entered the machine. With filtration systems, there are many options that must be considered to make sure the system is as efficient as possible.