You often cannot see the contamination in the lubricant as it is the smaller micron particles that cause the most damage by “sandblasting” the inside of your machinery. These particles can also settle in the corners and cracks of the components, causing a build-up and eventually lead to machine breakdowns and unnecessary downtime. The best way to see whether your lubricant is contaminated is to have a lubricant sample drawn for analysis. This analysis will provide you with an accurate contaminate reading. KPL Filtration can provide recommendations and further action if required.
KPL also have a mobile particle counter to test lubricant contamination on site whilst machines are in operation.
KPL also have our own build telescopic camera that enters into the tank which allows you to view the contaminates on an outside screen and take film or photos.