Welcome to Fluidmasters
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We specialise in machinery fluid management for your equipment that will improve the performance, extend the life, reduce ongoing running costs, minimise maintenance and expensive downtime for all your engines and equipment elements which will save you money. You can depend on FluidMasters for professional quality fluids for your valuable equipment.
Established in the early 1980s, we are West Australian owned and operated.
Machinery operators are well aware that preventative maintenance decreases repair costs plus saves money on the downtime involved. FluidMasters’ focus is to supply quality product or services for your equipment that will decrease your ongoing running and maintenance costs, boost performance and extend equipment life … “WE GUARANTEE IT”.
FluidMasters’ machinery fluid management can offer equipment owners the reliability, improved performance and lower running costs that they need to run their equipment in this competitive environment. Costs are soaring skywards with the cost of fuel and oil spiraling out of control. Every machinery owner needs a program to maximise the financial investment they make in their equipment through performance and equipment life plus acquiring the most affordable possible ongoing costs. This is where FluidMasters have the product or services to help you accomplish this objective.
FluidMasters have engaged international commercial chemists to establish their products. Through extensive lab screening they have formulated fluid management products that are a huge improvement on existing competitive products in the market place.
In February 1988 these products were presented to farmers and after accomplishing outstanding outcomes the company expanded its offerings to other industry groups that include marine and transportation. As time has passed and technology enhanced, ongoing research has seen these products fine-tuned and enhanced to where they are thought about by the company to be of the highest performance that existing science is able to produce.
There are four areas to be cared for and handled. All of these areas need to be attended to as recommended in all producer’s equipment handbooks/manuals.
Products and Services.
Oil- Choosing the ideal viscocity.
The most important aspect of using the ideal oil for your machinery is to select the appropriate oil viscosity. The guidelines for choosing the ideal oil for your machinery and equipment are detailed in your producer’s handbook/manual. If this is not offered then use the Spec Charts below to select the appropriate oil viscosity:.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Requirements.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Charts.
If in doubt then please contact FluidMasters on 1300 302 949 and we will assist you to choose the ideal oil for your equipment.
Our Oil System maintenance products include:.
8-30 Multifunctional Oil Supplement – Increases performance life of older gas and diesel engines (Pre CJ4 oils), equipment trains, gear boxes, final drive engine oils, differentials, reduces wear and rust, neutralises acids, avoids oxidation of oil, extends oil drain periods. KEEP IN MIND: To be utilized in conjunction with engine oils before CJ4 basic ONLY.
Oil Flushing Concentrate – Specifically formulated mix of penetrates, lubes and sludge dispersants created for use in all gas and diesel engines, equipment trains, gear boxes, final drive differentials.
In addition we recommend and sell:.
ProtxL Oil Management System– Bypass Oil Filter.
CONOCO Oils and Lubes.
The very best oils and lubes with the best purification systems means the best possible protection for your equipment.
Coolant and your engine.
The cooling system of any vehicle is by far the most important element of the whole machine. It is a reality that between 60 and 80% of engine and transmission failures are brought on by cooling system “malfunctions”. This has been a huge cost to equipment owners and $1.5 billion dollars every year is credited to this failure throughout Australia.
This is a huge amount of money considering the reality that it could be reduced drastically (most likely by 75%) by the setup of the appropriate cooling system products.
FluidMasters ongoing commitment is to offer the best cooling system products that can be produced. The products FluidMasters market were established by the School of Chemical Engineering at the Western Australian Institute of Innovation (Curtin University) in the early 1980’s by Dr Richie and his team established a protectorate in addition to a flushing product.
FluidMasters have been marketing these products to their client base given that 1982 and in that time the two most typical and most harmful issues facing the operator as far as the cooling system is worried are “Cavitation Erosion” (Pit holes that drill through the cylinder liners) and “Electrolysis” (the damage of alloys, i.e. cylinder heads etc). These two significant issues have become a distant memory for our customers with not one circumstances being tape-recorded in over 26 years.
The design of cooling systems today is as it remained in Henry Ford’s time, with extremely little changes. Water, a radiator and radiator tubes, fan belts, a radiator cap, and a water pump.
In engines today it is vital to secure complex alloy heads and multi valve systems. An alloy head goes through “electrolysis”, the disintegrating of alloy by electrical action of the engine. It is as though the engine is one big “battery”. An alloy head can cost anywhere from $1000.00 to $6000.00.
Frightening idea but a truth, and still they go vulnerable as owners take the suggestions of the repairer or the garage owner who sells them the incorrect or insufficient product for their equipment’s cooling systems. Keep in mind, the merchant generally has little knowledge of the products he is offering.
So, why is it that FluidMasters can recommend you on the appropriate products for this protection? Because, we manufacture our products to perform as needed by the producer. Unfortunately however, A LOT OF the OEM engines cooling system protection just DO NOT WORK, or stop working before the specified time of protection is reached.
Diesel Engine manufacturers have increased engine running temperature levels to improve engine performance. This means appropriate cooling system maintenance is especially important. Overheating, overcooling, pitting, cavitation, erosion, split heads, piston seizures, and plugged radiators are classic cooling system failures.
Appropriate coolant selection and maintenance of the system is the owner’s choice and the ideal coolant is crucial to effective engine service life. In fact, coolant is just as important as the quality of your fuel or lubricating oil.
FluidMasters offers cooling system preventative maintenance product or services to help you avoid the down-time & expensive effects of coolant-related engine/ transmission failures.
Gen XI Fuel Stabiliser and your engine.
Only extract fuels that meet needed requirements will result in optimal engine performance and sturdiness. All equipment and machinery operators require tidy safe fuel if their machinery is to offer optimal performance.
Fuel residential or commercial properties and quality have an enormous impact on engine operation. Contamination generally is presented during fuel handling, that is, transfer from the refinery to its final storage location might mean many fuel transfers and therefore more possibilities of contamination.
Fuel quality can significantly impact the performance and maintenance of any diesel or gas engine. Water can trigger extreme sludge and also trigger fuel pump damage in those fuel systems which use fuel oil to oil the pump.
Salt water is the greatest single source of fouling deposits and rust, especially in heat areas of marine engines. Salt water can trigger fuel injector and piston ring groove deposits and wear in fuel system plunger and barrel assemblies.
Gen XI eliminates water from fuel, fuel tanks, fuel lines and slows down fungal development. The presence of water from condensation, seal leakage, etc can speed up the destruction of the fuel, especially if high sulphur levels are present. In diesel, water allows microorganism development (eg: Hormoconis resinae and Cladisporium resinae). These “diesel bugs” feed on the fuel and propagate in the water and this causes fuel destruction and filter/injector blockages.
Gen XI actually rids the system of water by encapsulating the water which in turn is focused into tiny microscopic beads through the special chemicals in Gen XI. These beads are then held in suspension within the fuel, finished the engines filter system and fuel pump where it is tired to the atmosphere as oxygen and hydrogen gasses. Also, any sulphur products are also encapsulated thus avoiding sulphurous acid damage to engine component parts. By neutralising the sulphur content of fuel, Gen XI Fuel Stabiliser will overcome fuel issues and accomplish better burn, amount to combustion, less emissions and higher performance.
The product also consists of detergent dispersant elements to not only tidy but entirely distribute with an arrangement of fluid suspension elements.
Fuel containing Gen XI Fuel Stabiliser will stay high quality, appropriate viscosity, sulphur managed and safe storage for long periods. FluidMasters have centers such as banks and Hospitals with extract in their emergency generators that have been in these units for over 20 years. This also offers the operator a chance to store fuel for long periods and therefore “hedge” versus increasing fuel costs. For long storage of fuel, we recommend that the Gen XI product be utilized at a mix rate of 30% more than recommended for typical use.
Pristine fuel is essential for the wellness of your machinery. Western Australian-made Microlube fuel filters offer 100% performance at 1-micron rating. That’s as near best as you are going to get. Bowser or fuel-tank fitting is typical with flow rates of 100 or 150 litres per minute being basic. Including a washable filter, they are incredibly efficient and economical.
Microlube Filters (distributed by FluidMasters) are a range of economical, low-micron filters for the optimal removal of suspended particles and general contaminates in commercial fluids and fuel. When utilized as a main filter on a diesel setup it guarantees optimal fuel condition and frequently gets rid of expensive secondary filter obstruction.
Microlube’s innovative fuel purification systems are discovering increasing acceptance amongst mining and earthmoving contractors, transportation & oilfield operators, farmers and marine equipment owners.
Avoid damage to fuel pumps and injectors from little particles.
Microlube has constructed a range of quality filter-systems which are created to eliminate fungal debris, suspended particles, drop-out in diesel fuels and other particles such as sand, dust, sludge and excess water. The filters eliminate contaminants as little as one micron, using polyester needle-felt filter socks. Polyester needle felt is the most typical material utilized for these bags and is offered in micron rankings of 1, 5, 100 and 150.
Microlube Technical Specifications.
Filtered contaminants are included in the filter sock and remove the possibility of contamination, typical with cartridge-type filters, (based on graphic below) which leave contaminants in the filter housing.
How to select a Microlube filter.
1. Select the unit size based on the flow rate adjusted for the viscosity of the fluid to be filtered.
2. Select the micron rating of the bag to be fitted.
3. Select Port Position.
4. Select the model # – eg filter 100L/min of diesel down to 1 micron with basic port, choose model MFH 100.
FluidMasters do not have specific products for a machines air system, as there are no fluids involved, but it is essential to keep in mind that: Diesel and gas engines digest actually hundreds of square meters of air to every litre of fuel burnt.
Tidy air filters result in a more effectively running engine, leading to less influence on the environment. Lower costs are also the outcome of an effective air system, not to mention less downtime and loss of earnings.