HYDRAULIC AND LUBRICATING OILS MUST BE KEPT FREE FROM CONTAMINATION AND WATER. MOST FLUID RESERVOIRS MUST BE ABLE TO BREATHE, THUS ALLOWING WATER VAPOUR AND SOLID CONTAMINANTS TO ENTER. TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS IN THE RESERVOIR WILL CAUSE THIS WATER VAPOUR TO CONDENSE WHICH WILL NOT ONLY CAUSE OXIDATION OF THE OIL, BUT CAN ALSO LEAD TO CONSIDERABLE MECHANICAL DAMAGE.
FILTRATION AND DRYING:
A SINGLE PROCESS
Standard air breathers remove some of the solid particles but allow water vapour in the air to pass freely. The RMF ’Air conditioner’ deals effectively with both so reservoirs can breath clean, dry air. The air is first dried by passage through a column packed with Z-R gel granules. The dried air is then passed through a pleated synthetic fibre filter element (replaceable spin-on type) where solid particles are removed, so that the air reaching the reservoir is both clean and dry.
The uptake of moisture can be observed by the change in colour of the indicator granules in the Z-R gel. They turn from ruby-red (active) to light orange (replace). The Z-R gel granules are completely replaceable, non toxic and non carcinogenic. An optional contamination indicator shows when the air filter is in need of replacement.
RMF ’Air conditioners’ can be fitted with a combination of Z-R gel and active coal, the active coal will eliminate oil vapour and the smell, it will also prevent the Z-R gel from being contaminated with this oil damp.
The RMF range also offers some ’Air conditioners’ for gearbox applications which have spring loaded (0.01 bar) check valves fitted in the base in opposing directions, opening only whilst inhaling or exhaling. This way there is no atmospheric contact with the air and the Z-R gel under static conditions increasing the lifetime of the drying agent.
RMF ’Air conditioners’ can be used on hydraulic power units, lube and oil tanks, gearboxes, diesel fuel tanks and storage tanks for biodegradable fluids. Industries that are successfully applying ’Air conditioners’ include: steel industry, aviation industry, forestry industry, pulp & paper industry, cement industry, petrochemical industry and mining industry.
BENEFITS OF RMF ‘AIR CONDITIONER’
- Reducing water contamination level prolongs the life of the additive package and reduces oxidation of the oil and bearing surfaces.
- Eliminates rusting due to condensation.
- Reduces machine downtime.
- Extends the machine’s useful life.
- Reduces cost of ownership.
For further information regarding our range of RMF breathers or any of our other product lines, please call us on 01603 403 190, or alternatively, email us at email@example.com today to request a free quotation or to enquire about purchasing any of our products.