The Kleenoil Bypass Filter System is a bypass oil filtration system that passes only a small portion of the total oil flow through a very dense filter cartridge at about 3 to 4 litres per minute. At this speed, it is possible to remove particles down to 1 micron (3 absolute) and remove 99.95% of all water, greatly decreasing wear and prolonging oil life. Kleenoil can eliminate water and particle contamination, extend oil life up to 5 times and hydraulic oil up to 10 times, reduce engine wear and component wear, dramatically reduce downtime, remove particles down to 1 micron (3 absolute), and is applicable to engines as well as hydraulic systems.
The Kleenoil filtration unit is made of cast aluminum with a galvanized steel mounting bracket. There are five basic sizes, which are installed according to the applications. It is connected to the engine lubricating oil circulating system in a bypass loop using high pressure braided hose and fittings to SAE standards.
Water will always be present in oil, because of the heating and cooling of components in an engine. Diesel fuel used as the source of combustion contains sulfur. Small amounts of fuel will pass by the piston rings and end up in the oil. The sulfur will mix with the water resulting in sulfuric acids. Using the Kleenoil Bypass Filter System will remove all water down to less than 0.05%, reducing the formation of sulfuric acid that will cause accelerated wear to engine components.
Dirt and wear metals will always be present in Hydraulic and Engine oil. The reasons that most fluid changes are done is to get rid of the dirt and contaminants. Conventional fluid filtration components will filter the fluid down to approximately 10-micron in size. Accelerated wear and damage occurs somewhere around 3-6 micron. Using the Kleenoil Bypass Filter System you will filter the fluid down to 1-micron in size reducing the chance of wear and ultimately reducing the number of engine failures and rebuilds that would have needed to be performed during the life of the unit.
Certain components are purposely placed in lubrication oil to make it effective. Some of the additives include dispersants, detergents, oxidation and rust inhibitors, pour-point depressants, metal de-activators, and anti-foaming and gelling agents. While the Kleenoil Bypass Filter System is removing dirt, contaminants, wear metal particles and water; it is not removing the oil additives needed for continued use.
Because of the reasons mentioned above, oil can be run longer as it is kept clean, free of water and still maintain its additive package. Proper oil analysis will indicate the life of the oil but on average the drain is extended up to 10 times what it would be without the Kleenoil Bypass Filter System.
Changing the Kleenoil Filter Cartridge requires much less time than what is required to perform a conventional full fluid change. Simply remove the lid from the container, remove the old cartridge and install the new cartridge and seal. All this can be performed in less than 10 minutes and without the worry of spilling oil and disposing of contaminated fluids.
The Kleenoil Bypass Filter System is installed to filter the fluid whenever there is oil pressure. Once the engine or the hydraulic pump is activated and there is fluid pressure, the fluid is continuously passing through the densely wound filter cartridge. The cartridge is wound with pure coniferous long fiber wood pulp paper. This design allows the water to be extracted from the fluid and still allows the larger oil molecules to pass through unchanged. The dirt and wear particles are trapped in the filter giving you a continuous self-contained recycling system.
Because the fluid is being recycled inside of its own application, longer drain intervals can be realized. Oil is a finite resource that one-day will run out. Keeping the fluid running longer reduces the amount of oil you will have to purchase throughout the now extended life of the unit.
Disposing of the used contaminated oil also creates a risk to the environment. Proper disposal methods are needed to safeguard the environment for our children. Reducing the amount of fluid that has to be disposed of is one way of reducing the impact on the already taxed environment.
Whenever a full fluid change is required to be done there is always a risk of spills and ground contamination. Reducing the number of full drains reduce this risk dramatically.