The Hard Truth About Particle Contamination

It has been proven that the No. 1 cause of machine failure is the degradation of component surfaces. These surfaces can degrade in a variety of ways, but the most destructive is via particle contamination. While you may already be aware that dirt is harder than most metals found in machines, do you know how much harder it is?



Understanding Oil’s Saturation Point

“I read in a recent article that the higher the operating temperature, the lower the oil’s saturation point. I thought the correlation was that the saturation point increases as the oil’s operating temperature increases. In other words, the warmer the oil, the more dissolved water it can retain. Is this correct?”