Healthy Oil – No Problem

Generation 2™ elements remove water at 99.97% from oil, significantly decreasing the formation of acids, keeping the Total Acid Number (TAN) low, diminishing the accelerated depletion of additives and formation of oxidation, varnish, sludge and gum deposits within the component, dramatically extending the life of the equipment and time between oil changes.

ISO and NAS Cleanliness Codes

Internationally recognized standards are used to quantify the number and size of particles in oil. This chart illustrates both standards, the condition of a typical system, and oil cleanliness levels obtained using G2F.

Contaminated Oil

New Unused Oil

Generation 2 Filtration™

ISO Particles/ml 4406:1999 NAS
  >4 MIC >6 MIC >14 MIC 1638(1964)
23/21/18 80000 20000   2500   12
22/20/18 40000 10000   2500    –
22/20/17 40000 10000   1300   11
22/20/16 40000 10000    640    –
21/19/16 20000 5000    640   10
20/18/15 10000 2500    320     9
19/17/14 5000 1300    160     8
19/16/13 5000 640     80     7
18/15/12 2500 320     40     6
17/14/12 1300 160     40     –
17/14/11 1300 160     20     5
16/14/11 640 160     20     5
15/13/10 320 80     10     4
14/12/09 160 40      5     3

Oil operating in this category will shorten the life of hydraulic components & oil, causing premature wear
and continuous breakdowns.

Oil operating in this category will extend oil & component life, reducing hydraulic system breakdowns.

Fluid Cleanliness Levels

Manufactures of hydraulic systems establish fluid ISO cleanliness levels to provide maximum life extension of the component. Once cleanliness target valves for any given component are exceeded, the equipment will suffer increased wear and failure rates.

Component     ISO NAS
Servo control valves 16/14/11    5
Proportional valves 17/14/12    6
Vane and piston pumps/motors 19/16/13    7
Vane and piston pumps/motors 19/16/13    7
Directional and pressure control valves 19/16/13    7
Gear pumps/motors 19/17/14    8
Flow control valves cylinders 20/18/15    9
New unused oil 19/17/14    8

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