Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oil Separators

Rotary Screw Air Compressors parts

Oil Separator Factory in Shanghai, China.

Basic Operation Principles of Oil Separation
1. Direct Interception
2. Inertial impaction
3. Diffusion

What will the effect?

Meaning, a 3 ppm rated Oil Separator Element, do not need to have a 3 micron rating, it is usually more than that, and it will get a 3 ppm performance on its' Oil Separator element.
Cool 0r Cool

Oil Separator Element Support!
The direction of Air Flow!

Oil Separator Tank with Vertically installed Oil Separator

Oil Separator Tank with Horizontally installed Oil Separator

Many newer comes with Spin-On Oil Separators, especially on smaller capacity, so far it is use on compressors up to 150 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors.

These type are usually found installed in German Made Rotary Screw Air Compressor.
Example: Alup SCK 125, SCK 151, using 3 numbers on Spin-On Oil Separators --- [Parallel Flow]

A typical Oil Separation & Oil Lubrication combination unit.
On the left, the white colour is an Spin-On Oil separator, on the right, is an oil filter mounted on a combination unit, include MPV and Themo valve.

Commonly found on small unit, Italian made compressors,
Example:= Fiac, Fini, etc.