Electrostatic Discharge Is On The Rise
Today’s advanced equipment designs are pushing lubricants with higher velocity than ever before. With a focus on cleanliness, oils are squeezing through tighter filtration. Today’s formulated products incorporating Group II and III basestocks have significantly lower conductivity values. All of these factors lead to a much greater occurrence of electrostatic spark discharge.
Sparks reach temperatures of greater than 10,000C. Antioxidant packages deplete and degradation products are produced. This translates to a shorter lubricant life and the creation of problems such as sludge and varnish. In addition, holes in the filter media are produced, significantly lowering the efficiency of the filter.
Damages Caused By Electrostatic Discharge
• Depletes additive packages
• Produces oil degradation products (Varnish)
• Damages (conventional) filter elements
Spark Free Solution To Electrostatic Discharge
Using the Fluitec design not only reduces sparking in the element, but also reduces the oil that is charged.