Did you know that 70% of component replacements or "loss of usefulness" are due to surface degradation? In hydraulic and lubricating systems, 20% of these replacements result from corrosion while the remaining 50% result from mechanical wear.
In fact, the majority of mechanical wear is caused by particle contamination, which can result from:
New oil additions
Poor parts storage
In some cases, removing contamination can cost about 10 times more than excluding it. Executing a contamination control strategy that sets cleanliness targets, implements best practices, and measures results is critical to extending the life of equipment.