“If it’s New, it Must be Clean,” and Other Lubricant Misconceptions

There’s a common misconception that all it takes to mitigate the risk of oil contamination is an infusion of fresh oil into the engine. And that if the oil is “new” from the manufacturer, it must be “clean.” But that’s not always correct.

Did you know that oil can be transferred eight times prior to reaching your equipment—exposing it to particulate contamination at each transfer point? A recent Chevron analysis found that “new” oil can actually contain up to 32 times as much particulate matter as OEM standards allow.

And since particle contamination is the number one cause of lubricant-related equipment failure, if left unchecked, this can lead to higher operational costs, increased downtime and the risk of catastrophic equipment failure.

What’s the best solution to help you save money and keep your equipment operating as efficiently as possible? Check out the ISOCLEAN section of our website to learn more about Chevron ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants.

ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants are specially filtered and guaranteed to match OEM cleanliness recommendations and ISO cleanliness codes. Every batch is certified at your point of delivery, so you know it’s right for your equipment.

Contact the lubrication experts at Woodford to discuss how Chevron ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants and the Chevron LubeWatch® Oil Analysis program can help you save money by lowering operational costs, reducing downtime and eliminating the risk of catastrophic equipment failure. Phone: 1-800-927-3688. Email: info@woodfordoil.com. Follow us @facebook.com/woodfordoil