During the operation of machinery and equipment, lubricating oil plays an important role in the normal and orderly operation of the entire system. If the quality of lubricating oil does not meet the relevant standards, it will cause the equipment to fail to operate normally and bring losses to production. Moisture in lubricating oil directly affects the quality of the oil, the ability to lubricate and corrode mechanical equipment. During the storage, transportation, filling and use of lubricating oil, water may be mixed with water due to various reasons, such as the residual moisture in the container is not dry, the oil storage container is not tightly sealed or it falls into rain, snow, wind and frost during the filling process, and water steam condensation etc. It may be polluted by water for various reasons, causing a series of abnormal oil decay, leading to different degrees of lubrication failure, directly affecting the equipment and causing economic losses. Yateks tells you: What are the specific hazards of lubricating oil after it enters water? How should it be handled?
What are the dangers of lubricating oil entering water?
The water content in the lubricating oil should not exceed 0.03%. If the water in the lubricating oil exceeds the standard, there will be the following hazards:
- Seriously damage the oil film of lubricating oil, reduce the bearing capacity of the oil film, and affect the lubrication effect.
- Accelerate the corrosion and wear of organic acids on metal equipment and parts, and cause corrosion and dirt on line pipes and equipment.
- Make part of the additives in the lubricating oil ineffective, reduce the kinematic viscosity, and deteriorate the fluidity. It is easy to freeze at low temperature and block the oil circuit.
- The degree of emulsification of the lubricating oil is increased, so that the lubricating oil is easy to vaporize when the temperature is high, and bubbles are generated, which not only destroys the oil film and damages the bearing bush, but also easily forms steam blockage, which affects the normal circulation of the lubricating oil.
What should I do if the lubricating oil gets in water?
The water ingress of lubricating oil has caused many serious hazards such as emulsification of the engine oil, so how to deal with the water ingress of lubricating oil?
- Adjust the sealing packing or remove the blockage according to the actual situation, and start the oil filter to filter at the same time. If there is too much water, stop the pump and replace the lubricating oil.
- Try to replace the cylinder gasket. The flushing of the cylinder gasket will also cause moisture in the lubricating oil.
- Pay attention to check the water temperature at ordinary times. If the water temperature is too high, it may also cause the cylinder gasket to be washed away.
- If water enters the cooler, stop the machine to replace the cooler and replace the lubricating oil at the same time.
In order to prevent water from entering the lubricating oil, we must be careful in the transportation, storage, filling and use of the lubricating oil, and strictly monitor the places where water may enter.