CLEARING OIL FOG

CLEARING OIL FOG "I used to have to wash my hair every day!" AFTER looking at the illustrations clouds of cutting-oil mist generated the moment. For a high speed job by Maxicut lathes in the machining below, we can understand the producing a lot of mist, tw o ducts of diesel engine pistons was ack­ can serve one machine, but on other remarks by one of the operators in nowledged by both management occasions one unit can serve two this factory, after installation of a system to remove oil fog, " I notice and union representatives. Ex­ machines. the biggest difference with my hair tractor fans, hoods and trunking Removal of oil from the air is by —i t used to get full of oil, now I were not the answer as they trans­ impactation ; the high velocity of ferred some of the pollution hazard don' t have to wash it every day." the air through the unit causes the outside where the trunking dis­ The cutting oil also had a sulphur oil particles to coalesce and drain charged to atmosphere. content which was not good for back to the machine, while cleaned operators to breathe, and it did not air is expelled back into the work­ help cleanliness of overalls. shop. There are no filter pads to Remova l of Oil by Impactation clean or replace and the oil is recovered and returned for re-use, Tw o filtermist units have now Extracto r Fans Not th e Answer as also is the air—which sometimes The installation of Filtermist units cleared the workshop of oil-mist may have been expensively heated. at the Bridgwater factory of Well- fog . The units are suspended from the ceiling with two flexible ducts worth y Ltd (Associated Engineering Filtermist is sold in the UK by NIS from each, which enables the ex­ Group) has greatly improved work­ Marketing Ltd, Yate, Bristol—one of traction system to be adapted ing conditions in this company's the Newman Industries Group of according to the machining needs of machine shop. The problem of companies. INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AN D TRIBOLOGY, JulylAugust, 1974 143 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Lubrication and Tribology Emerald Publishing

CLEARING OIL FOG

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 26 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1974

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Emerald Publishing
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0036-8792
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10.1108/eb053070
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"I used to have to wash my hair every day!" AFTER looking at the illustrations clouds of cutting-oil mist generated the moment. For a high speed job by Maxicut lathes in the machining below, we can understand the producing a lot of mist, tw o ducts of diesel engine pistons was ack­ can serve one machine, but on other remarks by one of the operators in nowledged by both management occasions one unit can serve two this factory, after installation of a system to remove oil fog, " I notice and union representatives. Ex­ machines. the biggest difference with my hair tractor fans, hoods and trunking Removal of oil from the air is by —i t used to get full of oil, now I were not the answer as they trans­ impactation ; the high velocity of ferred some of the pollution hazard don' t have to wash it every day." the air through the unit causes the outside where the trunking dis­ The cutting oil also had a sulphur oil particles to coalesce and drain charged to atmosphere. content which was not good for back to the machine, while cleaned operators to breathe, and it did not air is expelled back into the work­ help cleanliness of overalls. shop. There are no filter pads to Remova l of Oil by Impactation clean or replace and the oil is recovered and returned for re-use, Tw o filtermist units have now Extracto r Fans Not th e Answer as also is the air—which sometimes The installation of Filtermist units cleared the workshop of oil-mist may have been expensively heated. at the Bridgwater factory of Well- fog . The units are suspended from the ceiling with two flexible ducts worth y Ltd (Associated Engineering Filtermist is sold in the UK by NIS from each, which enables the ex­ Group) has greatly improved work­ Marketing Ltd, Yate, Bristol—one of traction system to be adapted ing conditions in this company's the Newman Industries Group of according to the machining needs of machine shop. The problem of companies. INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AN D TRIBOLOGY, JulylAugust, 1974 143

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Published: Apr 1, 1974

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