How to Select Fluid Management Services
Fluid management services handle all of the processes in a production plant related to the use and handling of fluids. These include lubricants, metal working coolants, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic oils, solvents, fuels, cleaners, process chemicals and other industrial fluids.
Choosing a fluid management service depends on the capabilities of the service provider and on the fluid that is being managed.
When selecting a fluid management service, it is most important that the application needs are met by the service’s capabilities. Service capabilities can include fluids condition monitoring, cleaning, filtration, contaminant removal, purification, reclamation, recycling and disposal, fluid inventory management, selection and evaluation, mixing and distribution, procurement, supply, delivery, and storage.
Fluid management services are many times classified by the type of fluids they service. Treatable substances can include industrial fluids, lubricants, coolants, cleaners, chemicals, metalworking fluids, drilling fluids, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic oils, fuels, and water.
Services can also be classified and selected based on the type of industry or application they serve. These include the metalworking, oil and gas, chemical, and HVAC industries.