Oil Mist Eliminator
Oil Mist Eliminators or filter out oil mist created by machines before the mist is expelled into the ambient environment. Oil mist is created by machines mechanical action such as: vacuum pumps, compressor pumps, gears, transmissions, reciprocating engines, turbines, etc. Oil mist is a potential health and environmental hazard. Additionally, oil mist creates an oil build-up or residue on everything within the machineries environment.
Some machines, such as oil-sealed pumps are used and are oil mist free and the need for an oil mist eliminator is not needed. When choosing an oil mist eliminator, the following should be considered and determined.
1.Volume and capacity of oil mist: Oil mist eliminators have limitations as to how much gas can flow through them. Exceeding the rated or design limits of an oil mist eliminator is not recommended. Selecting or designing a oil mist eliminator for up to 3 time the expected run or operating capacity is recommend:
2.Oil mist produced by a machine often contains more than oil but it also contains many other contaminants and harmful chemicals. Additional features that prevent exhaust of these contaminants should be included.
3.Consider the maintainability of any oil mist eliminator. Systems that require a new paper filter, or excessive routine maintenance should be avoided. Keep in mind that a low maintenance system may actually be more expensive, but costs less over the like cycle of the machine.
Oil mist eliminator application samples:
Chemical and Chemical Plasma Series
For mechanical pumps
Pump-aggressive gases encountered in plasma etching
Oil that condenses in the second group does not recycle back to the pump but remains in the mist eliminator's body
Sight glass enables operator to monitor the quantity of oil retained
For hermetically sealed mechanical pumps
Made of stainless steel
Helium leak checked to extremely low leak rates before shipping
Use when pumping precious or exotic gases in a closed loop
Oil mist eliminators improve the air quality in the vicinity of the air intake, which in turn helps to maintain power output and reduces the frequency of air filter replacement as a result of oil fouling.
Integrated Air Systems can provide a fully built bespoke system and installation package for your factory/manufacturing plant.
Thousands of liters of oil can be lost from an installation over a period of a year due to oil mist emissions. The cost of replacing expensive turbine oil can be greatly reduced by returning the recovered oil back to the system.
Oil mist eliminators reduce the capital cost of an installation by minimizing the need for complex venting and pipework installations.
Eliminates all visible oil mist
Suitable for gas turbines, steam turbines and diesel engines
Discharges clean air to atmosphere
Eliminates oil stains, reduces environmental pollution – improves site conditions
Can be mounted away from the source at a convenient location.