As part of its ongoing innovation in the condition monitoring arena, WearCheck offers expert advice – through its Lubrigard division – on products that can go the extra mile towards keeping fuel clean and extending the condition monitoring programme. A selection of products is sold by Lubrigard. One of these products, that is featured in this article, is the vacuum dehydrator.
The RMF vacuum dehydration units are designated oil purification units which can be applied directly to various types of machine reservoirs. The units dehydrate and clean most types of oil such as lubricating, hydraulic, transformer and switch oils by removing particles, gases, and water. The purified oil satisfies the most stringent quality requirements, such as stated in the ISO 4406.
The units neither remove nor alter oil additives. The water and gas removal process is based on pure vacuum evaporation inside a vacuum chamber at a maximum temperature of 60 °C. Solid particle removal is achieved through a well-proven RMF micro filter. The units do not require continuous attention whilst operating, once connected properly and commissioned, oil purification is a semi-automatic process.
The desired oil temperature can be selected on a thermostat, which is included in the integrated heater element. Oil supply and removal from the vacuum chamber is a fully automatic process, which is controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC). The only manual action is the emptying of the pre-condenser and wastewater container (depending on the model). Overflow of the waste container or tank is protected through a float switch, which will shut down the dehydration unit once the maximum level is reached.
Plug and play
The RMF vacuum dehydration units can easily be connected to your system and can be used while the system is turned off or running. Just plug and play, get started and be amazed how fast water will be extracted.
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