In all machine shops and in many types of applications from parts washing systems, machining equipment, and any type of disposal requirements for fluid waste, having an effective way to manage the industrial fluid used in the process is a benefit to the business.
Specifically, finding ways to extend the life cycle of coolant and industrial fluids is a critical part of reducing the cost of doing business. In some shops, coolant concentrate purchases can account for a significant part of the consumable products, and with the implementation of the right industrial fluid management equipment, these costs can be reduced by as much as 65% or more, with some companies seeing reduced costs in the 80% range.
Unfortunately, a lot of businesses rely on standard equipment or “best practice”types of advertising to set up industrial fluid management systems. It is essential to keep in mind that the type of equipment, the specific type of industrial fluid, and other factors unique to your business have a direct impact on what is effective and what is only providing part of the solution.
Ideally, look for a company that specializes in industrial fluid management. Some of these companies provide consultation services, allowing a full review of the current business practices with regards to extending the life of both the equipment as well as the industrial coolant in use.
Through this tailored approach, the consulting service can review current methods of oil and water separation and filtration of coolant to maximize the ability to remove solids, chips, tramp oil and emulsified or entrained contaminants in the fluid. In many cases, the business may find the solution they are looking for is relatively low cost, and many of the current methods used for fluid management are effective and do not need to be replaced or changed.