Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Importance of Proper Lubricant Storage and Handling

Let's face it: running an oil operation is hard work. There are literally a mountain of regulations that you must wade through in order to properly oversee the operation. If you are at the helm of this type of company, then there are some areas that can be easy to overlook but that could get you into serious trouble if you ignore. One of these areas would be in the realm of proper handling and storage of your lubricants. Here are some things you should keep in mind with the storage and handling of your lubricants:

1. Make sure the conditions are solid.

The first step is to keep the containers storing your lubricants in good condition. This is important because they need to remain dry and safe from weathering issues. As such the best case scenario for lubricant use is to store them inside. If you must store them outside, make sure they are on an elevated platform and they are thoroughly covered. Rain and snow can seep in to the tiniest of cracks on your container.

2. Your lubricants should be properly labeled.

The next step is to instill proper labeling on your containers. You shouild consider using a color-coded system such as red labels for diesel engine oil or blue for gasoline engine oil. The labels should include information about the supplier and should have an expiration date as well.

3. Make sure they are properly handled.

The final step is to ensure that you have a proper handling system in place in order to avoid cross-contamination. Check out for the link http://www.richardoil.com/uploads/files/Your-Complete-Guide-To-Proper-Lubricant-Storage-Handling-And-Analysis.pdf for more information on this important topic.


Post a Comment