International Standard
ISO 28520:2009
Ships and marine technology — Lubricating oil systems — Guidance for grades of cleanliness and flushing
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ISO 28520:2009
Edition 1
2009-02
International Standard
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ISO 28520:2009
44743
Published (Edition 1, 2009)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2022. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO 28520:2009

ISO 28520:2009
44743
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Abstract

ISO 28520:2009 provides guidance for flushing of lubricating oil systems, and grading of the resultant cleanliness. The flushing process is twofold:

  • to remove dirt from the erection and installation, and
  • to demonstrate that the pipes and the system as a whole is sufficiently clean.

Crankcase and, where applicable, gearbox etc. are cleaned separately before flushing, and requirements relating to this are also specified in ISO 28520:2009. Similar considerations apply to the system tank and other components of the system.

For the purposes of ISO 28520:2009, the cleaning process is considered as “washing through” when the Reynolds is equal to or less than 3 000 and “flushing” when the Reynolds number is equal to or greater than 3 000.

Where available, any original equipment manufacturer requirements for flushing take precedence over the requirements outlined in ISO 28520:2009.

General information

  •  : Published
     : 2009-02
    : International Standard confirmed [90.93]
  •  : 1
     : 13
  • ISO/TC 8/SC 3
    47.020.99 
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