May 2019

Special Focus: Maintenance and Reliability

Oil flushing benefits and optimization

Oil flushing has a direct impact on the performance and lifespan of industrial equipment.

Toledano, I., Wattco

Oil flushing has a direct impact on the performance and lifespan of industrial equipment. It keeps equipment in good working order and keeps hydraulic and lubrication systems clean and free of contaminants. To receive the full benefits of oil flushing, the process must be optimized to meet the exact needs of the application. The purpose of oil flushing is to clean the system by removing contaminants from the fluid and the pipes. Any system that has liquid traveling through it will leave sediment deposits in the pipes over time. Oil flushing removes sediments and contaminants, preventing damage to equipment and maintaining efficient operation. Simply put, the process works by forcing heated

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