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OEI Outdated OEI standards

One Eye Industries Competes With Outdated Standards

In many industries where magnetic filtration is used, international standards haven’t changed in almost 20 years, leading to reduced safety, increased downtime, equipment failure, and other issues that are preventable. One Eye Industries' magnetic filtration provides the solution.

Traditional magnetic filtration systems in rotating equipment fall short of reducing contamination levels to efficient levels. As a result, rotating equipment (engines, transmissions, gearboxes, transmissions, hydraulic systems) breaks down and needs to be replaced on a regular basis.

This leads to unplanned downtime and safety issues, among many other issues, that would easily be avoided with a proper filtration system in place.

But what about industry standards? International standards are set to ensure downtime is reduced and safety is up to industry standards.

ISO standards set the stage but guidelines are misleading

ISO 4406:1999, also called the cleanliness code, is the internationally recognized code for measuring the solid particulate content of fuel samples and hydraulic fluid.

One Eye Industries’ patented magnetic filtration technology reduces contamination (both ferrous and non-ferrous) levels to below the key 1-micron level. The 1-micron-and-below level is critical, as international standards have been stuck at the 4-micron level for decades and tolerance levels have gone well below the industry 4-micron level. As a result, testing and analyzing oil to identify the cleanliness is skewed and proper standards are not being met, much to the benefit of OEMs and aftermarket suppliers.

Particles invisible to the human eye

To understand the scale at which proper filtration systems are so important, bear in mind that the naked eye can only detect particles over 40 microns; bacteria is 10 microns, and a human hair is 70 microns. For diesel to be recognized as “clean”, fuel must have a cleanliness level of 18/16/13 (according to ISO 4406:1999). The range number 18 equates to 4+ micron level; 16 equals a 6+ micron level; and 13 is a 14+ micron level.

As well as benefiting the OEMs, parts and distribution companies, and aftermarket business, service companies profit from the outdated standards. One Eye Industries targets the contamination below the standard 4-micron level—doubling, sometimes tripling the life of components, and extending the life of the lube oils and the fluids that are in rotating equipment. Making the components last longer leads to improved reliability and profitability.

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