CAT’s electric rope shovels are some of the largest mining shovels in the world. A mining operation in Alberta’s oil sands contacted us to find a solution for the oil contamination in their hoist gearcase.
Pumping and filtering gear oil in Alberta can be difficult because of the cold winter temperatures. Therefore we provided a filter system with a heater to ensure good flow and filtration year round.
After filtering the oil for 20 hours there was a visible improvement to oil cleanliness
Starting ISO Code: 21/20/13 After 20 hours ISO Code: 19/16/7
Oil changes are normally scheduled for every 3,000 hours. However, after using the filter system at scheduled PMs we expect to see oil life last well beyond 6,000 hours.
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