Capron Oil Management &
Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd
ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED
The process of ‘condition’ mainly deals with conditioning of top-up oil ,oil in service , used oil , attending to conditioning requirements in emergency situations and modifying/upgrading the machine so that improvements inferred in the ‘check’ stage are implemented .
Condition – Oil
Based on the oil condition monitoring results the top-up oil , oil in service ,used oil needs to be conditioned to the desired oil cleanliness level as per requirement of the industrial machine in order to keep it in service. For the purpose of conditioning the following techniques are used :
Sub-micronic insoluble suspended contamination are filtered by using electrostatic/mechanical filtration technologies .
Water being present in oil in dissolved , emulsified and free states is removed by the process of dehydration .Unwanted Gases are also
removed by the process of degassification .
Acid adsorbing medias are used to remove the acids/oxidized compounds present in the oil .
Machine Based on the observation in the check stage necessary modification/upgradation are carried out in consultation with the client for conditioning the machine for arresting contamination ingression/leakage.
A complete study of the hydraulic and lubrication system is done and a comprehensive oil ,machine , prevailing lubrication practice and site condition report is generated . Then GAP analysis is performed . The inference of the analysis is combined with OEM guidelines and best industry practice to set the Key Performance Indices for the lubrication management program .
Check Oil Condition : Viscosity, water in oil, acid number, base number, particle counting, ferrous wear debris , additive level and other parameters are the vital parameters tested for oil samples. Detailed oil and lube test results are prepared and documented based on which corrective/preventive maintenance action can be initiated.
Check Equipment Condition : Physical Site study of the equipment to list the necessary modification/upgradation if any . The various sources of contamination addition to the system are identified and a plan documented for eliminating them in a systematic manner .
Check Current lubrication practices : The current lubrication practices prevailing in the plant facility for storage/handling , condition monitoring & purification/reclaiming are studied/documented and compared with the best industry practices . Inferences drawn from the study are implemented for improvement .
In the monitoring phase once all the proactive maintenance strategies are implemented periodic monitoring of the various vital operating parameters for oil and machine need to be measured/observed to understand the trend of the present condition and take appropriate action .
Monitor Oil : On completion of Condition phase various physio-chemical properties of top-up ,in-service oil are measured periodically to assess the level of compliance with the benchmarks which are set and a trend derived for oil condition. The trends which are got from oil checks help in extending life of oil in service by implementation of proactive maintenance strategies such as deploying filtration ,oil top-up, oil bleeding , oil change etc .
Monitor Equipment : Oil temperature , Pressure , oil level , existing filtration systems operation , leakages are recorded on a regular basis and other essential data recorded to trend equipment condition for further necessary action .
LUBRICATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AS PER PLANT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT CAN BE FORMULATED AND IMPLEMENTED . FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT US .