Filtration reduces Kawasaki Steel’s Breakdowns by 75%

November 12th, 2015

National Research Institute of Canada data shows that 82% mechanical breakdowns are caused by solid particulate contamination in oil.

Kawasaki Steel were facing this exact problem. They took the step to move away from reactive repairs and become pro-active when it came to their lubrication – to eliminate the problem before it caused an issue.

Kawasaki Steel specifically targeted particle contamination. By putting their oil through an improved filtration process, their breakdown frequency dropped to 25% and their oil consumption to 80% in the first year.Particle Contamination targeted by Kawasaki Steel

By understanding the need for clean lubricants, through oil analysis, breakdowns at Kawasaki Steel have now plummeted to 4%. This has resulted in:

    • Increase in productivity
    • Dramatic decrease in machinery downtime
    • A drop in costs

You will not need to buy a more expensive oil, nor will you have to double the amount of oil you buy. Increase what you get out of your oil with IPU’s OilLife Extended Oil Life System.

OilLife will:

  • Extend oil drain intervals by at least 4 times
  • Remove at least 98.4% of solid contaminants down to 1 micron
  • Reduce wear and damage to the engine
  • Minimise filter replacement
  • Reduce the likelihood of unplanned maintenance

Your next step? Learn about IPU’s lubricant testing services or call our Oil Conditioning Team on 0121 511 0450 to discuss your first step to improving mechanical reliability.


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