Do you know you why we have different colored collars for the Opto-Matic Closed System Oiler? We offer three different colored collars and each provides a different function when it comes to installation and adjustability. In this article we address the differences.
API 610 is a standard relating to centrifugal pumps and their systems. It provides design criteria for the set-up and configuration of the actual centrifugal pump, as well as the ancillary products that are used to maintain them. Learn how this affects constant level lubrication and BS&W bowls.
Equipment doesn’t stop because temperature plummet. But the harsh winter weather can have an impact on your equipment – especially how it’s maintained. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could have difficulties making it through the winter.
Air pressure can build up in a bearing housing for several reasons. One, is that the fill port is closed with a plug. Additionally, the shaft seals are not exchanging any air. Either they are tight lip seals, magnetic seals, or could be labyrinth seals that become defective due to installation.
Boiler feedwater pumps need to “breathe,” equalizing pressure when air expands and contracts due to temperature fluctuations or startup/shutdown situations. This breathing allows ingression of moisture and particulates.
If oil analysis is showing particulate or water contamination of your machine lubricant, one of the key places to look is the technical specs related to the equipment. The details of what’s in and on the machine often shed some light on possible contamination causes.