Varnish Killing Quietly
The impact of particle and moisture contamination on the reliability of industrial equipment has been well documented. Put simply, running a machine with sub-optimal levels of oil cleanliness results in shorter component life and poor asset reliability. But what is less well understood is the effects of varnish on system performance. Just like cholesterol in the human cardiovascular system, varnish – a by-product of oil degradation – slowly creates issues with deposit formation, blocking vital clearance in pumps and valves causing system slow down and eventually catastrophic failure. In this session we’ll look at why varnish is becoming more and more of an issue in industrial equipment and how it can be mitigated through effective varnish control strategies.