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Metal Working Fluids and Process Filtration

Metal Working Fluids and Process Filtration

Metal Working Fluids and Process Filtration

I have noticed that many of the issue discussed have a coolant and/or filtration issues and they don't seem to be handled very well.

I have 30 years experience in selling, applying, problem solving and design and testing of MWFs for one of the major North American fluid manufacturers. Would it be helpful if I started a form on MWFs and tried to deal with the issues associated with the selection, maintenance and management of coolants, cutting oils, rust preventatives, washing compounds etc.??

I would appreciate any input either for or against!

A.R. "Andy" Nelson
Engineering Consultant

RE: Metal Working Fluids and Process Filtration

Sure, if you like and the moderator allows.  

I have been teaching fluid management for maybe 15 years now.  Seems to be a topic like preventive maintenance in that there are believers and non-believers and it is hard to convert someone.   It is really too bad since fortunes and lives are lost yearly due to bad fluid management.


Thomas J. Walz
Carbide Processors, Inc.

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