Lubrication is at the heart of every mechanical system. It prolongs the life of equipment by reducing wear and improves the efficiency of mechanical systems by reducing losses due to friction.
For most complex mechanical systems, lubrication is achieved through the use of oils. Oil coats the components, reduces friction and collects the impurities that would otherwise be ground between the moving parts. From the dawn of the industrial age, oils have been continuously improved such that today they provide an exceptional level of performance and stability.
What has NOT improved significantly in over 100 years is the method of dealing with the impurities which accumulate in the oil… WE STILL THROW AWAY THE OIL, INSTEAD OF CLEANING IT. This is inexplicable since in most areas of modern life we make a deliberate effort to minimize the environmental impact of our activities.
Contrary to popular belief, under normal engine conditions, oil technically DOES NOT BREAK DOWN, IT ONLY BECOMES CONTAMINATED.
Certainly, as with any other natural process, oil experiences a slow process of degradation due to oxidation and thermal breakdown. However, in modern oils this process is very, very slow. It has been proven that OIL CAN MAINTAIN ALL ITS PROPERTIES UP TO 10 TIMES LONGER than the currently recommended oil change intervals, if contamination is efficiently removed.
Technologic Paper No. 86 of the US National Bureau of Standards states: “It has been found that oils do not wear out mechanically and may be used over and over again. [...] A mineral oil is usually just as good after use as before, apart from the impurities, which are removed by filtering.”
There are two types of contamination:
Solid Contamination, mainly caused by metal particles from wear, dust, and soot. Their accumulation changes oil’s thermal and chemical properties and increases abrasion on system components.
Liquid Contamination, mainly caused by water condensation and unburned fuel. Their accumulation creates corrosive by-products (i.e., sulfuric acid), increases oxidation, and breaks down the physical and chemical properties of the oil.
Typically, engines circulate the entire sump of oil every few minutes. In order to maintain this high flow rate at all times, which in the case of most trucks is 10-12 gallons, in-line filters cannot have porosity lower than 25 to 40 microns. This allows particles as large as 40 microns to pass through and flow through the engine. Because critical clearances inside the engine are in the range of 5 microns, these large solids cause serious abrasion and wear.
The Oil Purification technology offered by Oilpass consists of a device installed in the engine compartment, which continuously processes the oil, removing both Solid and Liquid Contaminants. The device processes all the oil every few hours.
IT IS LIKE HAVING AN OIL CHANGE EVERY FEW HOURS… WITHOUT CHANGING THE OIL!