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Isel Launches NXT Refrigeration Line
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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 lubricant production methods available. Today,...


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What Is GHS and How Does Isel Comply?
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OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recently updated their Hazard Communication Standard to conform with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These updated...


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Q: How Can Tiny Dust Particles In A Lubricant Harm Machinery?
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A: Although they may seem harmless, tiny dust particles can be damaging to machinery. Their surface can be very rough with sharp, jagged edges that scratch and dent metal...


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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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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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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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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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Q: Why Does Isel Package Lubricants In Plastic Containers Instead Of Metal Ones?
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A: Lubricants are used in a wide variety of industries and environments all over the world. To get these vital fluids to where they are needed, durable, leak-proof containers...


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