Synthetic oils are better at handling thermal and oxidation issues. If you use a mineral-based lubricant, that could be the cause of the overheating. If you upgrade to a synthetic lubricant, the overheating issue could be addressed.
There is no real maximum surface temperature, so you must adjust and deal with temperature fluctuations by using different solutions of lubricants. For example, if your operating temperatures are lower, you can use mineral oil. But if they tend to get higher, you should switch to a synthetic to avoid oxidation. If you stay with mineral oil, you will need to exchange the lubricant more frequently, which could also cost more money and time.
Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Gearbox Filtration System
If you are thinking about changing your filtration system to use high-viscosity oils to keep your gearboxes running smoothly, there are few things you should consider first. Some industrial gearboxes require specific types of lubricant that will depend upon many factors, like environment and load speed. The following can help you decide if switching to an offline oil filtration system is right for your operations.
Check the OEM standards for your industrial gearbox
First, consider the optimal cleanliness target level for your gearbox. Review the manufacturing specifications for your equipment and ensure that you use adequate breathers. If you don’t do this, any attempts at cleaning your oil will not work. Selecting the right type of lubricant and filtration system will help keep your industrial gearbox clear of harmful dirt and debris.
Use lubricant filters correctly
Second, make sure that you use a dedicated filter for each type of lubricant in your gearboxes. You should avoid cross-contamination of fluids as much as possible. This will help keep your equipment clean and running efficiently.
Since your filters use power, you should ensure that they comply with all recommended safety requirements. The last thing you need is a safety incident related to one of your filters. For example, make sure you’re using pressure venting safety valves in the event the pump dead-heads.