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November 1, 2011

Selecting Oil-Mist Systems

This primer discusses the pros and cons of open- versus closed-loop designs for lubricating pump and motor bearings

Heinz P. Bloch, Process Machinery Consultant

For decades, plant-wide oil-mist systems have been used to lubricate rolling-element bearings in high-speed applications throughout the petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, mining and other chemical process industries (CPI). Applications range from small motors to large rotating cylinders and a variety of fluid movers. Plant-wide oil-mist systems provide a centralized way to supply lubricating oil to all such components, and often eliminate the need for frequent maintenance and corrective action. Follow these tips to select the best system.

 
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