Effects of solids contamination
Filtration is a physical process that separates solid matter from a fluid like hydrocarbon fuels or gases using a filter medium that has a complex structure through which only the fluid can pass.
There are several reasons to remove solids from liquids and gases:
- Remove impurities such as pipe-scale and sand from process streams.
- Reduction of abrasive wear and blockage in hydraulic and lubricating systems.
The experience of designers and users of hydraulic and lube oil systems has verified the following fact; over 75% of all system failures are a direct result of contamination.