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Explanation

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.

Generation 2 Filtration™

Contaminated Oil

New Unused Oil

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