Oil reclamation services enable you to recover and reuse oil which may have become inert, or semi-inert due to various contaminants that naturally occur with use. There are many benefits and some negatives to using an oil reclamation service, the most important of which we have outlined below: Continue reading The good and bad of oil reclamation services
One of the best things about cutting oils is that it can be recycled and reused a number of times before you have to dispose of it forever. In order to reuse it, you will need to put cutting oils through reclamation equipment, which will get it back into good condition and increase its lifespan.
It is essential to Continue reading How to safely recycling cutting oils
The CEO of oil Giant Royal Dutch Shell, which produces a number of high quality oil-based products – including Shell Gadus S2 V100 3, Shell Omala S2 G 320, and Shell Tellus S2 M 46 – has warned that Britain’s decision to leave the Continue reading Brexit may slow down planned asset sales, says Shell
Whether you are a startup eco-company, you work in the food industry or you manufacture electronics, there is one thing that you will need to do – have your equipment’s oil analysed on a regular basis. Doing so will help you to catch any Continue reading How to select a good oil analysis lab
There are a number of common misconceptions that people who deal with machinery lubrication need to be made aware of if they are to ensure that their equipment runs at peak performance, and does not suffer unduly from faults or excessive wear and tear. Below, you will find a number of the most important misconceptions that need to be challenged:
1. Elemental analysis will always discover active machine wear
So many people believe that an elemental oil analysis test will be able to tell them whether a machine is beginning to wear or not, that they are overly reliant on the test, which furnishes them with concentrations in parts per million to a maximum of 25 elements. As a result, they are left with a false sense of security when the test does not highlight any problems with their equipment.
The problem is that this kind of test can be very misleading due to the fact it cannot detect particles under three microns, which means that there are potential problems that will remain undetected through this method.
2. It’s not worth sampling small amounts of oil
This fallacy is believed by so many people that it could be having a real impact on businesses all over the world. Many believe it is pointless to analyse small volumes of oil, where the cost of analysis would be more than the cost of changing the oil.
The reason why this is wrong is because quite often, sampling these small amounts of oil can highlight a bigger problem with machinery, which if left untested could cause contamination, malfunction and a whole host of other problems.
3. It’s fine to get the cheapest oil analysis available
Although one should never overpay for oil analysis, and although not all low-cost oil analysis providers function poorly, it is usually not a good idea to simply entrust your oil analysis to the cheapest bidder. Instead, you should look to oil analysis practitioners who have a good reputation and who follow the best practices for analysis methodically.
4. Silicon and dirt go hand in hand
Lastly, it’s time to dispel the myth that the presence of increasing amounts of silicon means that dirt ingressions is present. Really, although silica is a common mineral found in dirt, its presence in an oil sample does not necessarily indicate the presence of dirt because silicone seals and walls can leach trace amounts of silica into oil too.
In 2012, the International Energy Agency revealed that more than 64 percent of the world’s oil production came from the top ten of countries producing oil. This means that a lot of the oil we use, whether it is greasing machinery or powering our vehicles, comes from a small number of places.
The top oil producing countries in 2015 were as follows: Continue reading What are the top 10 oil producing countries?
The extraction of oil from beneath the ground is a process that has been practised, honed and improved over more than 150 years of exploration and production.
It is not known for certain when the Continue reading The workers behind oil production