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The 7 Steps to Choosing the Correct Filtration

The 7 Steps to Choosing the Correct Filtration
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    In today's hydraulic and lube systems, technology is changing more and more to be compact, with
    higher efficiency, and lighter weight.
    Where this can serve to help organizations carry more machines in their fleet, and ultimately
    save space, there are some down falls that come with the good.
    Some of the issues that arise with reducing size, raising efficiency, and decreasing weight
    include:
    Tighter tolerance hydraulic components that are more sensitive to contamination
    Less-than ideal reservoir size and shape for fluid life and preservation
    Hotter oil temperatures and higher running oil pressures within the system
    These conditions can evolve into more unforgiving consequences such as:
    Premature component failure Poor and irregular hydraulic system response
    Foaming of the oil and pump cavitation Insufficient resonance time in the reservoir
    for the air to release and foam to collapse Shortened fluid lifespan due to increased
    oxidation
    Given the issues that Modern hydraulic systems have to contest with, let's not add problems
    caused by unnecessary contamination to the list of problems as well!
    During today's video, we will be going over the importance of properly sizing a filtration
    solution to your machine's exact requirements.
    A proper solution will correspondingly help fix some of those negative situations we mentioned
    before.
    As we go through our comprehensive "7 Steps to Choosing the Correct Filtration Solution",
    keep in mind all of the negative situations we mentioned before, and how they are addressed
    with a simple, yet highly-efficient filtration solution from Schroeder Industries.
    Step 1 is to determine the operating pressures of the system you are applying the filtration
    solution to.
    While determining the system's pressure, you must keep in mind these three factors:
    The environment the system is going to be operating in (dirty, clean, outside, inside,
    and mobile) Where the filtration solution will be installed
    The duty cycles the filtration will see.
    These are all important to note when finally picking a solution.
    Step 2 is to determine the flow rates within the system needing filtration.
    Questions you need to ask yourself are:
    What are the max and nominal flow rates that the system sees?
    Is there any type of surge or back flow present in my system?
    These questions will lead you to finding the correct element sizing and material needs.
    Step 3 is to figure out what your most valuable component is.
    What we mean by that is, what component in your system requires the lowest (or cleanest)
    ISO code reading?
    It never hurts to pick an ISO code that is lower than the smallest ISO code you need.
    If you are unsure of what ISO code you need, think of components that are breaking down/wearing
    out the fastest.
    As a note, we have charts available for general component ISO code levels for just about any
    part you are looking for.
    The component OEM's will also list ISO Code cleanliness recommendations
    in their own product catalogs if you are looking for a more precise code for your system.
    Step 4 is to use the ISO code you found in Step 3, and match it to a micron rating.
    Each ISO code has a specific micron rated filter element you should use to best capture
    and retain the size of contamination most prevalent in your system.
    Using this chart will guide you to choose the correct micron rating.
    If you are between ratings, remember you can go to the lower ISO code.
    Step 5 is to recognize the fluid you are using.
    The type and viscosity of fluid that runs in your system will help you determine the
    seal type, media type, and contamination type you are experiencing the most problems with.
    At Schroeder, we offer media solutions for mineral-based oils and fuel that remove solid
    contamination, water, and even electrostatic discharge!
    There is a filter for all!
    Step 6 is to determine your maximum operating temperature.
    Temperature will help verify the use of the proper housing size and, more importantly, viscosity
    Viscosity will affect the differential pressure, and will need close attention.
    Knowing your working and "cold-start" temperature is very important.
    Step 7 is to piece it all together.
    With all the information gathered from Steps 1-6, you can calculate the overall system
    differential pressure.
    If all pieced together correctly, your solution should result in your clean element pressure
    drop being less than half of the overall bypass cracking pressure at normal operating temperature
    and flow.
    Remember to note the porting options you need for your specific system, and if you would
    like any contamination indicator options too.
    Today's compact and light weight hydraulic systems sure do have a lot to worry about.
    It's best that operators and fleet owners do not let contamination be a problem.
    After following and implementing Schroeder's "7 Steps to Choosing the Correct Filtration
    Solution", you will begin to see the results fairly quickly.
    Results such as:
    Seeing cleaner fluid System components lasting longer
    Oil life extension Reduction in maintenance intervals
    These all should be positive effects of your new Filtration Solution.
    Thank you for tuning in today to learn about Schroeder's "7 Steps to Choosing the Correct
    Filtration Solution".
    If you have any questions about the video you just watched, email us today at sisales@schroederindustries.com,
    or visit us on the web at www.schroederindustries.com, to find more information on our line of Filters
    and how our partnership can be of an efficiency improving benefit to your group.
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