How does the Kleentek technology work?
ELC uses the Coulomb's law. Oil flows around multiple pairs of electrodes
with potential difference. suitably shaped inserts – collectors – are
placed between the electrodes, where the particles are captured by of
electrostatic forces. The collectors are easily replaceable, their capacity is
high, up to kilograms.
Does oil oxidation have any importance at all?
In the process of oxidation (and thermooxidation), acidic products are
formed, which determine formation of other compounds. Sediments (even resins)
are formed, causing aggravated operation or even seizure of hydraulic
components, reducing life of sealing („sandpaper effect“).
Is it important to change oil?
Unless it is necessary to supplement the loss caused by oil spills, in many
cases oil change is not required. Additives remaining in oil are not eliminated
so quickly, when maintaining high oil cleanness . It is just sufficient to
perform oil analyzes and know their running status. Experts have found out that
preserving mechanical and lubricating oil qualities depends on regular
separation of foreign substances. Most ELC users do not change oil and their
machines work seamlesssly.
Which risks are associated with water in oil?
Generally speaking oil should contain less water than 200 mg/kg (0,02%,
200 ppm), in order to protect machines and oil systems against corrosion and
cavitation damage. For oils with water content (even above 20%), the KLEENTEK
company has developed devices for separating water – dehydrators (DH), which
are able to reduce water content to a safe level, without limiting the machine
operation. DH devices are used to separate free and bound water, as well as
cutting fluids. DH devices can be used separately before cleaning, in series
with the ELC device or or as a compact, installed DH + ELC.
Does electrostatic cleaning effect additives?
It does not. ELC devices do not eliminate additives. Everybody can test it in
own production and with own oils.
Why is Kleentek so unique?
Thanks to their principle, the ELC devices remove from oil particles of all
types and sizes up to below 1 micron.