ECR Particulate Removal

ECR Particulate Removal

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 particulate removal is an electrostatic system that combines high voltage electrostatic fields with a proprietary collector element to remove particles below the range of mechanical filters.

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® ion-exchange filters 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 Particulate Removal 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
ECR® Particulate Removal

ECR® Collector Elements

Collector elements are designed for ECR® electrostatic oil cleaners. ECR Collector elements are not classified as filters as they do not remove particles by their physical size, but rather their weight. Collectors are used to remove sub micron particulates in EHC fluid systems that are below the range of ISO4406.

ECR collectors are the opposite of our patented ICB® FRF ion-exchange filters which focus on acid and varnish removal. For complete Lubricant Chemistry Management and to address the contamination equation, ECR Collectors should be used along with ICB FRF ion-exchange filters and our TMR® N2 system

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