The industrial lubricants you are using in your industrial machinery must be free of all types of contamination. There are many ways in which lubricant products can become contaminated. There is so much going on in an industrial facility that one must be very careful and organized so not to let any contaminants affect the lubricants.

Contamination can not only deteriorate the performance of the lubricant but also may completely waste it. It may become entirely useless if the contamination gets up to a certain level that even oil filtration remains no more a useful option.

Exposure To Dust

Suppose a client stores their lubricants in an open space using containers that are not airtight. Dust particles can enter and contaminate the oils. Dust can be everywhere in the industrial facility if there are no proper arrangements for preventing it from damaging the lubricants.

When you store lubricants in bulk, there can be dust that accumulates in the area. When you don't access the containers for some time, dust particles can gather on and around the containers' openings. On transferring the oil from the storage container to any other container or the machine, this dust can contact the lubricant.

Another way dust can reach the lubricant is when the container falls, and the oil spills on the floor and catches dust.


When it is raining or there is snow falling, water can threaten industrial lubricants' contamination-free storage over a longer time. There are three kinds of water. Out of these, emulsified water threatens lubricants the most. When the water levels in an oil exceed their saturation level, it starts entering the lubricating stream. This is where it starts damaging the lubricant and consequently the machine.

You must select a safe and secure place when you store your lubricants, especially in bulk. There must not be any chances of rainwater or water coming from any other internal source getting mixed with your lubricants. The place must be dry and free of any water.

Incompatible Lubricant Mixing

It might be a source of surprise for you that a lubricant can also be a contaminating factor for your lubricant. If anyone mixes two distinct types of lubricants, it can result in contamination. The original capabilities and characteristics are affected and reduced by oil that does not share the same specifications.

To ensure your machinery's lubricant keeps on performing at its maximum potential you must prevent any other type of oil from mixing with older lubricants doing well in your machinery.

Doing so can result in increased cost as mixing two incompatible lubricants can result in wasting both of them. Complete drainage and replacement of the lubrication will be the only solution. It is critical to ensure that oil chambers are extremely clear and clean of older lubricants.


The changes in weather, or the storage of water inside the place where you have stored your lubricants in bulk, can result in humidity. It can destroy the quality of an oil. The temperature must remain moderate, and the humidity level must not be more than a specific level. Otherwise, the lubricant will not be able to deliver the desired results.

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