Sub-micron particulate contamination management – the missing link in phosphate ester fluid maintenance

Managing Phosphate Ester Fluids

90% of total solid contamination in industrial lubricants cannot be removed by standard mechanical filters. Fine particulate contaminants pass through these filtration systems, impacting fluid life and component wear. ECR™, an electrostatic contaminant removal system, combines a high voltage electrostatic field with a proprietary collector element to remove sub-micron particles.

Hyper-focused on sub-micron particulate contamination, ECR removes particulates below the range of mechanical filters. The result – improved fluid color and drastically reduced solid contamination levels. When used in conjunction with ICB™ for acid and dissolved contamination removal, and TMR™ N2 for water removal, comprehensive fluid maintenance is achieved.

Eliminate Phosphate Ester Fluid Solid Contamination

There are two basic categories of solid contamination in lubricants:

>4 micron particulate measured and classified by ISO 11500/4406
<4 micron particulate which is not measured

Particulate contamination <4 microns, the result of micro-dieseling (temperature fluid breakdown caused by air release issues) is responsible for fluid darkening. ECR removes this sub-micron particulate contamination, integral in the management of phosphate ester fluid quality.

ECR Features and Benefits:

  • Removes carbon produced from micro dieseling and restores fluid color
  • Reduces patch weight by up to 98% or < 4mg / 50ml fluid
  • Protects servo valves from mechanical wear
  • Reduces total dirt load typically by 75% (by mass) or more
  • Decreases air entrainment and increases resistivity

With typical analysis showing as little as 10% of the contamination present, specialized testing is required.