Filtering your oil is important for many reasons, such as to extend the life of the oil and the machine. Just because an oil is new does not mean that it is clean.
Turbomachinery is synonymous with highly productive equipment, high costs and high volumes of lubricant usage. For this reason, lubricant contamination control is critical for the reliable operation and long life of these machines.
A good contamination control strategy not only will identify potential contaminants but also determine their source and establish methods to control and measure them consistently. Defining cleanliness targets or maximum concentration levels will be important in selecting the appropriate contaminant removal approach.