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Oil as a Service – Webinar

We often talk about machine reliability, but what if we looked at oil in a similar way? With a new patented two-stage combination of chemical and mechanical separation technology by SKF RecondOil – sub-micron particle removal from industrial oils is possible.

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An ultra-clean oil does not oxidize and varnish creation is heavily reduced, i.e wear and damage to equipment is reduced. Machines last longer and need less maintenance. Processes become much more predictable and stable, since they are no longer affected by the gradual degradation of oil performance over time.

Further, as oxidation which is the primary cause of oil ageing is stopped, oil can be reused virtually indefinitely. And when the same oil is reused, the need for extracting, refining, shipping and modifying crude oil, and disposal of it once contaminated, decreases. As a result, industrial oil can transform from a costly consumable, into a financially and environmentally sustainable, circular resource.

Listen to our engineering and oil market experts, Anders Kronander, Head of product and process Development and Pascal Verhoie; Head of Sales and Application Development, and Petter Hägg, Knowledge Area Manager – Clean Manufacturing, as they explain how this technology works, how it can be applied, and what results we have seen so far in SKF’s own manufacturing and at first customers.

Circular recovery and reuse of industrial oil

When the same oil is reused, the need for new oil decreases – reducing both costs and environmental impact. But this of course requires purifying the used oil back into functional form. Different solutions for removing contaminants from industrial oil have been around for quite some time. But removing particles smaller than one micron, or with the same density as the oil itself, has been nearly impossible. Over time, these particles accumulate, acting as catalysts for oxidation and deteriorating the quality and function of the oil. Additionally, conventional technologies risk stripping the oil of its essential additives, and eventually the oil reaches a point where it can no longer be used.

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