The average amount spent for lubricants in a company is less than 2% of the maintenance budget.
This doesn’t sound like much, but when you consider the consequences of not properly lubricating a piece of equipment, that 2% becomes critical. When a vital piece of equipment is in operation, shutting it down – even for routine maintenance — can be costly.
Equipment is often brought off-line to change the lubricants along with other routine services. Changing lubricants can be a labor-intensive procedure. Companies that are looking to streamline their maintenance procedures and improve reliability use some sort of lubricant filtration to improve lubricant service life.