With limited space inside a plant, there may not always be room for oil drums. Often they are stored outside without any covering. This leads to dirt and water ingression into the oil, resulting in lower quality oil being used in the equipment. This 1-minute, 58-second video explains the process of how water or dirt sitting on top of an oil drum can find its way into the oil, as well as proper storage techniques to mitigate this problem.

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