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Î Î Î Î ÎÎ Î 9:00 positions to reduce the amount of debris that can form and build up. Other external sources of contami-nation are from transfer containers that are open or dirty. Pouring oil from open containers where large particles are visible will contaminate a system with small particles that also are always there. They won’t be caught by filters. It’s not possible to leave the particles in the bottom of the container and pour only the “clean oil.” Containers should be completely flushed and sealed be-fore each use. Don’t add contamination even before the chance to use the fluid. It’s not possible to leave the particles in the bottom of the container and pour only the ‘clean oil.’ or paint particles are common sources. Preservation materials that are shipped with large assets to keep them from corroding are other sources of con-taminants. They need to be completely flushed out before the assets are used. Efforts to remove known contamina-tions also can cause contamination it-self. Cleaning agents can leave residues that have detrimental effects. Rag fibers that are left behind when wiping down surfaces also can create contaminants. There are many sources of contami-nation, and it’s important to understand what the sources of contamination are in your environment and address them as best as possible. Which are gener-ated internally? Which are generated or drawn in from the outside? And which were there before we started? “As long as we can identify the source of contamination, we can create a strategy for dealing with it,” Zabawski says. Debbie Sniderman is an engineer and CEO of VI Ventures, LLC, an engineering consulting com-pany. You can reach her at FOR MORE INFORMATION: ANSI/AGMA Industrial Gear Lubrica-tion Standard 9005-E02: standards/store/ API Standard 614/ISO 10438-2 Standard: Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — Lubrica-tion, shaft-sealing and control-oil sys-tems and auxiliaries — Part 2: Special-purpose oil systems: ui/#iso:std:iso:10438:-2:ed-2:v1:en TestOil: BUILT-IN SOURCES There are many built-in sources of particulate contamination, including residues from manufacturing processes, residual casting (foundry) sand adher-ing to machines that are built with cast parts and even cleaning procedures. Residues from welding or machining, metals like turnings, filings or shav-ings, bead blasting materials, lacquer Automate Your Viscosity Testing Email and request our viscosity brochure to learn more 10 Reasons you should do it NOW! 1. Reduce subjectivity in timing measurement 2. Eliminate impact of operator-to-operator variability 3. Decrease mathematical errors 4. Enable unattended operation 5. Make better use of operator skills 6. Shorten time spent on sample processing and testing 7. Reduce calibration costs 8. Lessen consumable usage and disposal cost 9. Improve lab safety 10. Increase traceability and reporting options About Us: Since 1938 CANNON Instrument Company® has helped generations of customers improve their viscosity measurement. Our products meet or exceed international standards specifications such as ASTM, SAE, ISO and AASHTO. 2139 High Tech Road • State College • PA • 16803 814-353-8000 • 800-676-6232 • Fax 814-353-8007 WWW .S TLE. OR G TRIBOL OG Y & L UBRIC A TION TE CHNOL OG Y APRIL 2 017 • 45

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