Knowledge Base Articles

Water Hazard: Protect Lubricants And Equipment From Water Contamination
Splashing Water

Water is one of the most destructive contaminants in lubrication. It is capable of causing significant damage to the lubricant itself and to the equipment in which the lubricant...


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Q: What If I Don't See A Lubricant On The Isel Website That Suits My Needs?
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A: Isel currently has more than 1,000 unique formulations available for immediate production. If you don’t see what you need on the website, contact us. We will help you...


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Q: What Factors Can Affect The Shelf Life Of A Lubricant In Storage?
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A: Extreme heat or cold, fluctuating temperatures, moisture/humidity, dust and dirt can shorten the life span of stored lubricants. For this reason, it is prudent to: Purchase lubricants in...


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The Benefits Of Oil Analysis

Routine oil analysis is an effective way of gauging the condition of a lubricant and determining optimum change intervals — to get the most life out of the oil...


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Q: How Does Compressor Operating Temperature Affect Lubricant Life?
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A: Increases in operating temperature and/or environmental temperature accelerate the pace of oxidation, the chemical reaction between a lubricant and oxygen that “ages” the lubricant and diminishes its service...


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Q: Does Isel Offer Oil Analysis Services?
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A: Yes. Isel offers oil analysis and reporting for all Isel-manufactured fluids, even if you private-label them. Typical tests include viscosity, total acid number (TAN), water content and more....


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Avoid These Lubrication Mistakes
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The best way to determine the correct frequency of oil changes is to eliminate the guesswork and turn to regular oil analysis. What causes machinery to lose useful life?...


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Q: What Is The Difference Between The Food-Grade Lubricant Classifications H1, H2 And H3?
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A: These classifications distinguish different types of food-grade lubricants by what they may/may not contain and how they may be used. H1 lubricants may be used in applications where...


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Lubricant Storage And Handling: It Matters More Than You Think
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If you want to improve the performance and service life of your lubricants, take a look at your storage and handling procedures. Often treated as an afterthought, storage and...


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Q: How Frequently Should Used Oil Be Changed?
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A: That factor depends not only on the oil itself, but also the application and operating conditions. A lubricant’s service life can be affected by many factors, such as...


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Latest Articles

Avoid Oil Sampling Pitfalls

Entry by Isel Staff

Category: Technology

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Oil analysis is a valuable tool for determining the condition of lubricating oil and the equipment it lubricates. It is best used as a...

Isel Launches NXT Refrigeration Line

Entry by Isel Staff

Category: Q&A

For more than 23 years, Isel’s unique approach to lubricant manufacturing has combined detailed knowledge of refrigeration systems with one of the most agile...

ISEL to exhibit at Best Practices Compressed Air EXPO – 2021

Entry by Bruce Dunhame

Category: News

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Visit ISEL at the Best Practices Compressed Air EXPO which is held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. What is the...