2014.06.04 Bacteria and endotoxines, Maintenance

Tramp oil - a breeding ground for bacteria

Tramp oil can create major quality problems in production. In addition, it can be a breeding ground of bacteria and mold, because it contains nutrition.

With old machinery it is often difficult to avoid a high consumption of lubricant. Though tramp oil is not exactly unusual in newer machinery either. It is even the case that some newly manufactured machines work with an overpressure so that they continually discharge some lubricating oil.

The tramp oil can create major quality problems in the production process, e.g. messy components, smoke, oil mist, poor cooling, reduced lubricity and increased tool wear. Tramp oil can furthermore be a breeding ground for bacteria and mould, as it contains nutrients. Tramp oil can also lay like a lid on the surface and thus prevent aeration. Anaerobic bacteria can then start growing resulting in a ”Monday morning smell” arising.

To get rid of these problems, it is important to attend to the tramp oil and simultaneously to have effective tramp oil separation.

Jan Östlund
Jan Östlund

Jan har över 20 års erfarenhet av processvätskor inom den metallbearbetande industrin. Han har stor kunskap om processvätskans kritiska funktion och även om dess miljörisker.

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Jan has over 20 years' of experience from process fluids within the metalworking industry. He is highly knowledgeable on the process fluid's critical functions and its environmental impact as well as the total cost of ownership related to process fluids and the savings that can be achieved making the right choices.

+46739422212
moc.retawsuinellaw@dnultso.naj
Jan hat über 20 Jahre Erfahrung mit Prozessflüssigkeiten in der Metallverarbeitenden Industrie. Er ist sehr gut informiert sowohl über die kritische Funktion der Prozessflüssigkeit als auch über seine Umweltrisiken.

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