The methods by which lubricants are stored transferred and applied to machines play a large role in the success of a contamination control program.
After all, if you start out with contaminated oil, you will not likely achieve cleanliness targets for machinery.
Developing and implementing a world-class contamination control program is a sizable undertaking, and it usually requires significant modifications to machinery as well as changes in procedures and methodologies which can take years.
However, there is one component of contamination control where you can affect the entire plant, and that component is the storage, handling and application of new lubricants. Because storage and handling affects the cleanliness of all lubricated machinery, it is usually a good place to start improving your program.
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