When and How to Clean a Sealable, Reusable Container

Sealable and reusable (S&R) containers are becoming more and more popular in the lubrication industry. These containers, which come in many different styles and sizes to fit your needs, can have a quick impact on your lubrication program, helping to prevent particle ingression into new oils and cross-contamination of different oils.

Proper care of an S&R container is critical. This includes leaving the containers sealed when not in use, having them properly labeled to prevent any cross-contamination of different oils when refilling the containers, keeping the containers clean on the inside and outside, and storing the containers in a nearby cabinet when not in use. One way to prevent contamination from getting into an S&R container is by using quick-connects on the hand-pump models. If you install a female quick-connect on the hose end and a male quick-connect on the S&R container, the container will remain sealed from any outside contaminants that may be present, even when refilling the container from your bulk storage.

88% of lubrication professionals use sealable and reusable containers, according to a recent survey at machinerylubrication.com

Particles and moisture can enter lubricants from various sources and entry points. Many of these contaminants appear in lubricants as they are being handled and transported from the blend plant to the ultimate point of use in a piece of equipment. For small machines, a surprisingly large amount of contamination can be introduced during the last stage – between the bulk or intermediate storage (drum or tote) and the machine itself. This is where an S&R container can play a vital role in controlling contaminant ingression during routine oil changes and top-ups (the introduction of makeup oil), if the container is handled correctly.

Lubricant Oil Transfer Container

It is also important to keep S&R containers clean. Taking clean, filtered oil from bulk storage areas (drums and totes) and putting it into an S&R container that has been sitting around with the lid off collecting dirt particles or moisture, or simply using the same container for all oils is a waste of time and effort. Machines must have clean oil. Utilizing S&R containers correctly to top-up your machines can help propel your lubrication program to new heights.

When to Clean

  • If a container has been left open (with the lid off, spouts open, etc.) for a long period of time, the oil remaining inside should be drained out and the container cleaned.

  • During use, containers will become dirty on the outside when coming into contact with oil, dirt or equipment. Set a routine cleaning schedule for the containers based on the number of times they are refilled and used or employ a monthly schedule.

  • Avoid cross-contaminating oils in the same container. If this occurs, the container should be drained and cleaned.

How to Clean

  • Dispose of any remaining lubricant into a proper waste container.

  • Use a sponge to thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the container with warm water and soap.

  • Be sure to rinse out all soap with warm water.

  • Wipe the container dry using a lint-free rag.

How to Use Lubricant Oil Transfer Container

Lubricant oil or better known as vehicle oil lubricant, this lubricant is very important for the machine to work optimally. Lubricant oil transfer container is a modern tool that has been widely used in various developed countries. In Indonesia not yet many who know the usefulness of this tool like, in the garage workshop is still using a literan oil funnel made of iron or from plastic. In fact, it is known that such a tool like colong literan causes a lot of work accidents and contamination on lubricant fluid.

(Lubricant oil transfer containers)

This lubricant container product makes it easy for you to move the oil from the big drum to your machine, it keeps your oil safe when removed and keeps it from spilling when it is moved. Why you should use this tool, firstly provide comfort during use, secondly provide a clean and tidy workplace, all three prevent work accidents caused by oil spills, all four keep the oil you move safe and clean from dirt that should not be there.

How to use Lubricant Container can be watched in the video below

iCan Product is a tool to move oil liquid or better known as Lubricant Oil Transfer Container. ICan brand itself is very well known in Australia, even had a favorite product in similar products. Not many know the product that is very famous in Australia is made in Indonesia, the factory itself is in Denpasar, Bali managed by PT Aqualine. This Indonesian company is appointed by iCan Group Ltd headquartered in Hong Kong to become a distributor and manufacturer of iCan products.