Most industrial facilities don’t have areas designed according to the ideal storage conditions many lubricants need. Improper storage can lead to reducing the “shelf life” of many lubricants and can also introduce impurities depending on the containers used. Ultimately, these mistakes cause equipment failures and unplanned outages that are costly for facility operators.

The most common issue we see at industrial sites are fluids that have not been properly sealed. This leads to moisture from the air seeping inside containers, which ruins lubricants. Then, when the contaminated oil is added to machinery, it causes rust and mechanical failures.

How to Ensure Your Lubricants Are Always Like New

The best way to prevent problems and to ensure your lubricants are always like-new is to allow Delta Fuel to design a storage and handling plan for you. Our experts fully understand the dangers of industrial fluids and will safely oversee their use at your site.

We control four critical variables when managing lubricants:

Composition– Fluids are checked at regular intervals following manufacturer recommendations. The additives used in lubricants determine their lifespan, so we monitor these levels to confirm your lubricant is safe to use.

Temperature – Some fluids can be stored in open-air facilities where temperatures can fluctuate between extreme cold and heat. Others require temperature-controlled environments to preserve them.

Containment – Our team performs regular safety checks to monitor for damage and wear to prevent leaks. This removes environmental risks for your facilities and allows your team to focus on other priorities.

Organization – Your lubricant needs to be sorted in a way that guarantees the first-in is first to go out. This way, the oldest lubricant is being pulled from the stockpile each time to prevent it from being stored beyond its lifespan.

Handling lubricants is also best left to our team. Some industrial fluids can be highly corrosive to certain metals while others can cause severe burns if they get on a person’s skin. Our specialists go through extensive training to learn how to handle lubricants and will prevent unnecessary injuries and accidents at your worksite.