What is Oil Mist?
Oil Mist, is a clean, lean mix of oil lubricant particles suspended in air. Made up of 1 part oil to 200,000 parts air. The particles obtained measure from 1 to 3 microns.
There are no moving parts in the head generator which is why it is maintenance free.
Clean Mix 17/15/12 or better, ISO 4406.
Cool Mix (<16°C) when exiting the mist generator.
Dry Mix (<50 ppm or less of water).
1 part oil to 200,000 parts of air = 5 ppm of oil
A mix of clean air and oil since both the oil and air are filtered and dried.
Non flammable because of the air/oil mix.
Non toxic according to the OSHA, NIOSH and IPPC standards.
Can be transported within a radius of on average 150m based on the standards of the process plants.
The importance of Oil Mist lubrication
Oil Mist Lubrication has revolutionized traditional lubrication methods and has become widely used in industry since 1979, the year in which the “Vortex” was included in the system, which considerably improved the quality and reliability of the Mist Lubricant and also modernized the control and monitoring systems in the equipments generators.
The problems in the pillow blocks of the equipment in our plant have vanished after connecting a reliable Oil Mist system.
Petrochemical Complex, Mexico
We have motors of 125 and 1100 HP working efficiently with oil mist lubrication. In these the consumption of electricity has decreased by on average 5% and the bearings operate at lower temperatures. The maintenance has also been reduced to a minimum.
Gas Complex , Tabasco, Mexico
Thanks to the oil mist systems applied to preserve the bearing housings with plain bearings, avoiding the entrance of contaminants and water, the degradation of the oil has been reduced, prolonging in this way its useful life and the reliability of the equipment.