All Heavy Duty Equipment, from Skid Steers to Combines, have Cooling Systems
Whether it's an engine, transmission, hydrostatic transmission, or hydraulic system failure; the odds of substantial damage (or a subsequent failure) is inevitable. This is solely due to the inability to clean all the contamination from the cooling system and lines.
Contamination is defined as any material that is not supposed to be there. Contaminates can be in the form of rust, scale, dirt, dust, water, products of wear and combustion. Contamination particles are very small and often not visible to the naked eye.
Earth moving equipment, large trucks and everything in between. Whether it is the transmission cooler, engine oil cooler, contaminated oil lines, closed-loop or hydraulic motors, Hot Flush is at task removing contamination with portable systems. No more downtime and repair due to contaminated oil systems. It is strongly recommended that Hot Flush is used not only to prevent repeat repairs, but also as part of a scheduled maintenance service to improve component longevity.
How Big is a Micron?
|Grain of Salt
|White Blood Cell
Particulate contamination is measured across its largest diameter to determine size.
WHY HOT FLUSH...
Many times coolers and cooler lines get overlooked. In order to be an efficient heat exchanger, today’s coolers make for wonderful heat exchangers, but to do that they end up with thousands of little "traps" for debris to get caught in. So the cooler manufacturers must design coolers that makes the oil molecules make contact with metal as much as possible. This leaves us with coolers that contain many various "weave" or "honeycomb" type patterns.
Heat Exchanger Honeycomb Pattern
Heat Exchanger Honeycomb Pattern
To ensure complete contamination removal of the cooler and lines, the Hot Flush system delivers an automated process that utilizes reverse flushing. Hot Flush has 190 degree heated oil, checkable 28 micron filtration (finer filtration options available), a flow meter, and a long lasting stainless steel cabinet, but it’s our high-speed reversing that is the key to our success. Being able to instantly reverse the direction of flow every three second for one quarter of a second creates immense scrubbing energy in the cooling system that no one can match.
It is strongly recommended that Hot Flush is used not only to prevent repeat repairs, but also as part of a scheduled maintenance service on heavy duty cooling systems to improve component longevity. In order to perform efficiently, the cooling system must be free from rust, scale and other deposits. Preventative cleaning with the Hot Flush system will help avoid downtime caused by expensive out of service cleaning thats required for extremely dirty and neglected cooling systems.
Whatever the equipment—Hot Flush is at task removing contamination on all closed-loop cooling systems...
Hot Flush will reduce, if not eliminate:
- The time spent on your current method of flushing
- Eliminate unnecessary downtime and costly repairs
- Reduce the amount of waste oil
- Save you money on in-valuable filters
- Expensive off-site cleaning
Pump/motor failure, bearing failure, overheating, cavitation and internal leaks are a few problems that will produce contamination within a hydraulic system. Contamination is the single largest contributor of hydraulic component failures. Contamination is considered to be any substance found in the hydraulic oil not specified by the oil producer. Water, dirt, dust, air, etc... Flushing the hydraulic system after the failure will ensure cleanliness and proper component life.
The Hot Flush machine was tested by an independent party. The Hot Flush machine and a competitor’s flushing machine were tested on coolers that had been removed from vehicles with transmission failures.
The test was unique in that it allowed the competition device to clean the cooler first. Next, the Hot Flush machine was used on the same transmission after the competition had cleaned it. The results of these tests really speak for themselves.
Even after the competition flushed the transmission cooler (and not much was removed) Hot Flush was able to extract a drastic amount of debris that had been missed. This is a great, quick visual illustration of why Hot Flush is such a necessary addition to your oil cooler / heat exchanger maintenance routine.