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Machine Coolant Filtration Overview

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Machine Coolant Filtration Overview

Would you buy a new car or truck and never change it's oil?  If you did change it's oil, would you drive it without changing the filter? 

Dirty machine coolant costs a shop a huge amount of money in bad work, worn equipment, tool costs, machine coolant costs and labor costs. 

Below is a brief overview of why Machine Coolant should be filtered and how filtering your machine coolant can improve quality of work in the shop, create a safer work environment, and reduce damage to equipment.  For more articles on Filtration refer to our machine coolant filtration index. 

The Enemies
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Surfing Dinosaur - This is a 60x picture of an aluminum chip welded to a piece of carbide. It is too small to be taken out as a chip but more than big enough to fracture expensive tooling.

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 Huge amounts of very fine abrasive material That cake of carbide and diamond came from that bottle of machine coolant)  

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Tramp oils and greases - We poured used machine coolant in a graduated cylinder and let the machine coolants, oils and greases layer out) 

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Bacteria and Fungus - the yellow ring and the green and yellow in the middle are all bacteria and fungus gowths in machine coolant.

The Science  

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 Fractured Tooling.  Dirty machine coolant shortens tool and diamond wheel life  

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Aluminum chip fused to carbide from dirty machine coolant 

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Sludge filtered from a sump


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 Magnified diamond and carbide in machine coolant  

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 75 million particles on this paper from filter analysis of dirty machine coolant 

The Solutions
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CP 2002    Best selling stand alone unit  

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CP 2002 Wall Mount  Filter Unit - Our Best Selling Unit

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 CP 2020 Wall Mount for straight oil coolants 

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