Oil Filtration Systems has announced a new series of oil purification equipment to remove water, particulate, entrained gases and varnish from hydraulic and lubrication oils. The Vacuum Dehydration Oil Purification System (VDOPS) helps extend the life of rotating equipment by maintaining optimal fluid cleanliness and original oil viscosity. By cleaning contaminated oil with the system, operators can minimize downtime, improve equipment performance and save money on lubricants.
The Vacuum Dehydrator (VDOPS) employs a unique vacuum distillation tower design and high CFM vacuum pump to extract virtually all water contamination from oil, including free, emulsified and dissolved water.
Very low overall water content — as low as 20 ppm — can be achieved in hours. Entrained gases such as benzene, propane and methane are also effectively removed by the vacuum distillation process.
Additionally, the VDOPS vacuum dehydrators use high efficiency pleated microglass filter elements to remove particulates from oil. Particle counts to meet or exceed ISO 14/13/11 can be achieved. For applications that require varnish removal from oil, optional “granular adsorbent media” can be employed to remove soluble varnish. These units are commonly used for turbine or hydraulic oil to achieve an MPC value of 15 or lower.
VDOPS units are available in a wide range of configurations and flow rates. Typical applications are for ISO 32 turbine lube oil, hydraulic oil, paper machine oil, gear oil, compressor oil, EHC fluid (Fyrquel® and other phosphate esters), bio-diesel, waste oil (used engine oil) and heavy fuel oil.