Patriot Fluid Power Remembers

Patriot Fluid Power Remembers

We will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 30th.

We will be back to normal business hours on Tuesday May 31st.

Patriot Fluid Power Remembers our veterans and currently serving military. Our hope is that all Americans would take the time to REMEMBER and HONOR all past and current military personnel. Life is defined as the time one spends living. Anyone who has spent even one second serving Our Great Nation has laid down part of their life for us. It has been said that there is no greater love than for one to lay down their life for another. Please remember that this weekend.

Pete, Dara, Eric, Vicki, Nick, and Amelia

Patriot Fluid Power

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

We will be closed for Good Friday on Friday April 15th.

We at Patriot Fluid Power understand that it is through hard work and sacrifice that accomplishments are made. Service with honor and integrity is how we treat our customers. We encourage everyone to consider the sacrifice others have made for us so that we can live.

Pete, Dara, Eric, Vicki, Nick, and Amelia

HOW CLEAN IS YOUR NEW OIL?

HOW CLEAN IS YOUR NEW OIL?

Many users of oil do not realize their new oil really isn’t very clean. The ISO cleanliness code was developed by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and is the primary piece of data analyzed at most test laboratories on industrial oil cleanliness reports. The value of each code can help determine the overall cleanliness of your oil/lubricating system. As a result of the analysis, end users will frequently establish a target code (value) to achieve, thus giving them an increased level of confidence if their used oil sample meets or exceeds this established target code.

Automatic Particle Counting (APC) is the most common method used by rest labs when analyzing oil samples for particle counting. When the sample goes through an APC, particles are counted either through pore blockage or laser methods. The laboratories will report the samples particle count micron levels. For example, these various micron levels will commonly include those greater than, 4, 6, 10, 14, 21, 38, 70 and 100 microns. So to break it down, they count the number of particles in a sample greater than 4 microns, greater than 6 microns and greater than 14 microns.

Typically new oil cleanliness has an ISO code of 20/19/16 (approximately). A typical sample from new bulk oil contains in every 100mL of oil:

Number of particles per 100 ml fluid after their size ranges
Particles
More than
Till
ISO Class
8,000,000
16,000,000
24
4,000,000
8,000,000
23
2,000,000
4,000,000
22
1,000,000
2,000,000
21
500,000
1,000,000
20
450,000 particles ≥ 4 microns
250,000
500,000
19
130,000
250,000
18
120,000 particles ≥ 6 microns
64,000
130,000
17
32,000
64,000
16
16,000
32,000
15
14,000 particles ≥ 14 microns
8,000
16,000
14
5,000
8,000
13
2,000
4,000
12
1,000
2,000
11
500
1,000
10
250
500
9
100
250
8
64
130
7
32
64
6

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEW OIL HIGHER ISO CODE

Although most oil manufacturing facilities work hard at keeping a clean environment, they still are not the cleanest. How clean are their blending and storage points? How clean are the hoses, pumps and storage drums?

Oil standards constantly relate particles of contamination to micron size. How can we relate to these contamination/micron sizes?

  • 40 Microns visible to the naked eye
  • 25 Microns visible with magnification
  • 1 Micron = 1 Thousandth of a millimeter
  • 1 Micron = 39 Millionth of an Inch
  • 50-70 Micron = A single strand of human hair

Another fact to consider is the cleanliness of the sample bottles used to send a sample to the lab for analysis

Five random sample bottles were analyzed for cleanliness by HL-1185, HIAC Automatic Particle Counting using the SDS (Syringe Dispensing System). Reagent grade clean Heptane was the medium used to collect the contaminant in the bottle. Approximate 100 mLs of Heptane was placed in the bottle, up to the fill mark, agitated and counted. The average of two counts are reported.

Sample Report Done on 4oz Clear Ribbed Bottles
Average of 5 Samples
Heptane
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
4-6 Microns
255
240
240
60
180
285
210
6-10 Microns
75
30
30
30
45
75
48
10-14 Microns
0
0
30
15
15
0
10
14-25 Microns
0
0
30
30
15
0
13
25-50 Microns
0
0
15
0
0
0
3
50-100 Microns
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
>100 Microns
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
ISO Code
9/7/0.7
9/6/0.7
9/7/6
8/7/5
9/7/5
9/7/0.7
8.8/6.8/3.5

PATRIOT OFFERS A SOLUTION – OFFLINE OIL CLEANING FINE FILTERS

With our CC Jensen Oil Cleaning Fine Filters, we have achieved cleanliness levels on totes of new oil down to ISO code 14/11/9. And significantly reduced the water content that was a result of storage and condensation.

What is offline filtration?

An offline filter system is one that is connected to your systems oil reservoir, outside of the main system, and cleans your oil 24/7 by slowly circulating a portion of the total volume of oil with multiple passes through a depth filter.

Commonly referred to as “kidney loop” filter because it operates similar to how our kidneys operate as the body’s filter, removing wastes and extra fluid from your body, slowly. At a rate of about 200 quarts of blood each day, the kidneys filter while maintaining a healthy balance of the chemicals that control acid levels.

Offline Filtration Diagram brought to you by Patriot Fluid Power

Our CC Jensen Oil Cleaning Fine Filters are offline depth filters for removal of the most common types of contamination sources: Particle, Water, Acid & Varnish. Built for all sizes of oil systems from ½ gallon to above 53,000 Gallons. CJC filters are installed offline, meaning system shutdown is not necessary when changing filter inserts. All CJC Filter inserts have a 3-micron absolute filtration ratio. They are produced of 100% natural cellulose fibers from sustainable resources – no metal, no plastic, no chemicals!

The most common types of contamination sources

Remember, in-line filtration alone is insufficient! In-line filtration protects your oil system against larger particles, but CJC offline filters maintain your oil continuously clean and dry, free of also small and harmful particles using a constant pressure and flow. This is the best way to extend the lifetime of components and oil, minimizing breakdowns.

ACTUAL CUSTOMER RESULTS

Actual Customer Oil Test Results brought to you by Patriot Fluid Power

Try it before you buy it!

PATRIOT NOW OFFERS A FINE FILTER RENTAL!

Patriot Fluid Power now has a portable Oil Cleaning Fine Filter available for rental.

Our HDU 27/27 unit will clean your oil at a rate of 14.5 gal (55 litre) per hour and is available with the economical General Purpose A insert or the High Quality B inserts. Both inserts have a 3 micron absolute filtration ratio and particles down to 0.8 micron are retained in the unique CJC® depth filter media.

Please contact us for availability and weekly or monthly rates!

Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

At Patriot Fluid Power we are thankful for the success of our 2021. We’d like to thank our customers and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will be closed for Christmas on Friday December 24th & Friday December 31st.

Pete, Dara, Eric, Vicki, Nick, and Amelia

Patriot Fluid Power

For unto YOU is BORN this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR, which is CHRIST the Lord.

Luke 2:11

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

We will be closed for Thanksgiving & Black Friday on Thursday November 25th & Friday November 26th.

We will be back to normal business hours on Monday November 98th.

We at Patriot Fluid Power are very thankful to all of our customers and vendors and encourage everyone to enjoy time with the ones you love.

Pete, Dara, Eric, Vicki, Nick, and Amelia

Patriot Fluid Power

WHY FILTER YOUR OIL WHEN YOU CAN CLEAN IT?

OFFLINE OIL CLEANING FINE FILTERS

What is offline filtration? An offline filter system is one that is connected to your system’s oil reservoir, outside of the main system, and cleans your oil 24/7 by slowly circulating a portion of the total volume of oil with multiple passes through a depth filter.

Commonly referred to as “kidney loop” filter because it operates similar to how our kidneys operate as the body’s filter, removing wastes and extra fluid from your body, slowly. At a rate of about 200 quarts of blood each day, the kidney’s filter while maintaining a healthy balance of the chemicals that control acid levels.

The most common types of contamination sources

Our CC Jensen Oil Cleaning Fine Filters are offline depth filters for removal of the most common types of contamination sources: Particle, Water, Acid & Varnish. Built for all sizes of oil systems from ½ gallon to above 53,000 Gallons. CJC filters are installed offline, meaning system shutdown is not necessary when changing filter inserts. All CJC Filter inserts have a 3-micron absolute filtration ratio. They are produced of 100% natural cellulose fibres from sustainable resources – no metal, no plastic, no chemicals!

Remember, in-line filtration alone is insufficient! In-line filtration protects your oil system against larger particles, but CJC offline filters maintain your oil continuously clean and dry, free of also small and harmful particles using a constant pressure and flow. This is the best way to extend the lifetime of components and oil, minimizing breakdowns.

ACTUAL AUTOMOTIVE CUSTOMER RESULTS

Actual automotive customers oil cleaning results

Try it before you buy it!

PATRIOT NOW OFFERS A FINE FILTER RENTAL!

Patriot Fluid Power now has a portable Oil Cleaning Fine Filter available for rental.

Our HDU 27/27 unit will clean your oil at a rate of 14.5 gal (55 litre) per hour and is available with the economical General Purpose A insert or the High Quality B inserts. Both inserts have a 3 micron absolute filtration ratio and particles down to 0.8 micron are retained in the unique CJC® depth filter media.

Please contact us for availability and weekly or monthly rates!

CC JENSEN RECENTLY FEATURED IN A NORIA WHITE PAPER ARTICLE


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Please Contact Us to have a member of our technical team assist you with your hydraulic oil cleaning needs!

PARKER, HYDRO-LINE & MILLER AFTERMARKET SEAL KITS IN STOCK!

Patriot Fluid Power stocks a large variety of Parker Hannifin, Hydro-Line© and Miller aftermarket seal kits. Whether it’s hydraulic, pneumatic, or metric kits, we can get you back up and running quickly.

Our aftermarket seal kits are directly interchangeable with those of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and are of the highest quality that exceeds the expectations and needs of our customers.

Our inventory includes piston seal kits, rod seal kits, cylinder body kits/tube end seals, rod gland kits and many other individual kits.

Patriot Fluid Power can save you time and money by supplying your Parker, Hydro-Line, and Miller aftermarket Seal Kits Made in Michigan!

Patriot Fluid Power Aftermarket Seal Kits

What are some benefits to having Patriot supply your Parker and other aftermarket seal kits?

Kit Identification

Unable to identify your cylinder or seal kit needed? Patriot Fluid Power will come on-site, measure your seals & metal dimensions, and create a Bill of Materials for your seal kit!!

Quality Parts

Patriot is committed to supplying the highest quality parts that exceed OEM quality! Our goal is to offer seals and components that are 100% Made in the USA!

Time Savings

Because more and more equipment is manufactured in Europe and Asia, the typical lead time for seal kits is 12-18 weeks, therefore increasing costly down time. Furthermore, you will save man hours by allowing us to measure and create the correct kit for your application.

Cost Savings

In addition to the cost savings from reduced down time, we consistently show our customers a significant savings on the price of the kits.

Please Contact Us to have a member of our technical team assist you with your aftermarket seal kit needs!

*Please note all OEM names and part numbers are used for reference purposes only. Patriot Fluid Power and its affiliates do not imply that any part displayed is the product of any of these manufacturers. Always follow OEM instructions for replacement of seal repair items.

PATRIOT FLUID POWER IS HERE TO SERVE YOU!

AFTERMARKET SEAL KITS

Patriot Fluid Power’s aftermarket seal kits are directly interchangeable with those of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and are of the highest quality that exceeds the expectations and needs of our customers.

We can save you time and money by supplying you aftermarket seal kits Made in Michigan!

Cost Savings

– In addition to the cost savings from reduced down-time, we consistently show our customers a significant savings on the price of the kits.

Time Savings

– Because more and more equipment is manufactured in Europe and Asia, the typical lead time for seal kits is 12-18 weeks, therefore increasing costly down time. Furthermore, you will save man hours by allowing us to measure and create the correct kit for your application.

Quality Parts - Patriot Fluid Power

Quality Parts

– Patriot is committed to supplying the highest quality parts that exceed OEM quality! Our goal is to offer seals and components that are 100% Made in the USA!

MACHINED SEALS

Patriot Fluid Power is a market and technology leader in high quality, custom engineered sealing solutions. We offer a comprehensive range of machined seals in a variety of materials and for many industries.

Machined Seals - Patriot Fluid Power Pick from our list of standard profiles using the latest CAD/CAM and CNC machines to produce parts to your specifications or if you have a custom profile send us your print or sample part.

We offer quick turn around on prototypes or production parts. Parts can be manufactured from ¼” (6.35mm) to over 52” (1320mm) out of a wide range of materials to fit your application.

TEFLON® ENCAPSULATED O-RINGS

Encapsulated O-rings were developed specifically to solve a common problem in several industries. Many applications require the temperatures and chemical resistance of Teflon® but PTFE O-rings lack the resiliency required for compressive fluid sealing. Many of the flexible elastomers cannot withstand some of the harsh chemicals and temperatures seen in applications you might be dealing with.

Patriot’s encapsulated O-rings can give you the best of both worlds. The outer jacket is made from Teflon® giving it excellent resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and extreme temperatures, while the Solid rubber core energizer provide the best resistance to compression set and the best “recovery.”

Teflon Encapsulated Viton (568-TEV) — Teflon Encapsulated Silicone (568-TES)
Encapsulated  Viton Seals - Patriot Fluid Power

Remember and Honor

Remember and Honor

Patriot Fluid Power is a certified service-disabled veteran owned business, because of this, Memorial Day is very important to us. To remember and honor those who have protected us we will be closed Monday, May 31st. We wish you all a happy Memorial Day and urge you to take a moment on Monday to thank those who have fought or continue to fight for us and to honor those who have lost their lives for the nation.

Memorial Day did not start as a national holiday, in fact it began in the community of Waterloo, New York. The people of Waterloo started a tradition dating back to 1866, where they took one day to hang up flags, and decorate the graves of soldiers. The idea caught on from there and people all over began to observe Memorial Day; however, it was not until 1968 that congress made Memorial Day an official holiday.

Arlington National Cemetery - Patriot Fluid Power

Memorial Day has remained a widely celebrated holiday since congress made it official. One of the places where Memorial Day is most important is Arlington National Cemetery. On Memorial Day people come from all over to honor their loved ones who now rest at Arlington. This cemetery is filled with row upon row of perfectly aligned graves, each belonging to a soldier who has lost their life. On Memorial Day, Arlington becomes packed with those who are visiting their lost loved ones; they leave flowers and personal items to honor those who have passed away.

People have been celebrating Memorial Day since the end of the civil war in the 1860s. To this day we still take a day to celebrate and remember those who fought for and protected us. Whether you are spending time up north during this long weekend, or going about your day normally, please take a moment to honor those who have kept us safe all throughout history.

Varnish Removal Unit

DO YOU HAVE VARNISH IN YOUR SYSTEM?

CC JENSEN VARNISH REMOVAL UNIT (VRU)

Patriot Fluid Power offers a solution to remove varnish from oil. The CJC® Varnish Removal Unit with a revolutionary high efficiency for removing soft contaminants from oil – even from hot operating gas and steam turbines.

What are some of the consequences of Varnish?

  • Frequent oil changes and system flushing
  • Premature seal failures
  • Lacquer baked onto bearings – flow restriction, increased water & temperature
  • Valve sticking – loss of control, which results in trips or fail-to-start
  • Filter blockage – restriction of oil flow, which increases oil temperature and water
  • Ineffective heat exchangers – increases oil temperatures

3 IN 1 SOLUTION

You can use the CJC® VRU TO REMOVE Varnish, Particles and water – all in one single pass! The optimized filtration and treatment in the CJC® VRU captures the soft contaminants, which can then be removed from the system completely by replacing the Varnish Removal insert (VRi)

Varnish – Oil degradation products, dissolved and suspended, are removed from the oil and system components

Particles & Water – Not only is varnish removed, but particles and water is retained in the inserts and removed from the oil

CC Jensen Varnish Removal Unit

CJC® Varnish Removal Unit

Please click on the links below for more information about Varnish Removal!

Patriot Fluid Power is partnered with CC Jensen in an effort to prove that clean oil is more efficient and more profitable. Click Here to download our Varnish Removal Unit brochure.

To read the Machinery Lubrication article on Varnish Removal you can Click Here.