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Have you ever seen one of these? It is a "drum-top" filter unit. It sits securely on top a 55-gallon oil barrel.

• High-viscosity lubrication and hydraulic oils
• Filtering new fluids during transfer and replenishment
• Recirculating or transferring fluids currently in service

• Low centre of gravity
• Wide viscosity range: ISO VG 22 to ISO VG 320
• Beta-1000 microglass filter elements (per ISO 16889)
• Two stages to remove BOTH particulate AND water contamination

• Lift handle
• 3/4-inch NPT connections
• Flow rates: 1 GPM or 5 GPM
• Differential pressure indicators
• 25-PSID by-pass setting, standard
• Sample ports on inlet and outlet connections
• Powder-coated steel, or aluminium, all-welded frame

This drum-top unit will help you to meet target fluid cleanliness goals, prolonging the life of your equipment. It will help save your team time and save your company money.

Questions/Enquires? Contact us via info shown in our profile above.

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For your reference: Different types of valves with P&ID symbols

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Today we share with you a #glossary of acronyms, abbreviations, and short-hand notations used in our industry:

ACM = Asset Condition Management
AMM = Aircraft Maintenance Manual
AMT = Aviation Maintenance Technician
AMTE = Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
ATEX: ATmosphères EXplosives (French: "explosive environments")
ATF = Aviation Turbine Fuel
BOP = Blow-Out Preventer
BS&W = Basic Sediment & Water
CMMS = Computerized Maintenance Management System
CNC = Computer Numerical Control
CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
cP = Centipoise
cSt = Centistoke
DE = Diatomaceous Earth
DHC = Dirt-Holding Capacity
DI water = De-Ionized water
DP / Delta-P / Δp = Differential Pressure (pressure difference)
DOE = Double-Open End
DOP = Dioctyl Phthalate
EAM = Enterprise Asset Management
EFA = Effective Filtration Area
EI / E&I = Engineering & Installation
EMS = Environmental Management System / Energy Management System
EOR = Enhanced Oil Recovery
EPA = Environment Protection Agency
EPC / EPCI = Engineering, Procurement, Construction, [and Installation]
ESP = Electro-physical Separation Process
FBO = Fixed-Base Operator
FGKO = Free-Gas Knock-Out
FMA = Failure Mode Analysis
FMEA = Failure Mode Effects Analysis
FMECA = Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis
FWKO = Free-Water Knock-Out
GC = Gas Chromatography
GLC = Gas Liquid Chromatography
GMP = Good Manufacturing Practices
GPH = Gallons Per Hour
GPM = Gallons Per Minute
HACCP = Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
HPLC = High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography
HRSG = Heat-Recovery Steam Generator
H&S = Health & Safety
HSE = Health, Safety, & Environmental
IBC = Intermediate Bulk Container
I&C = Installation & Commissioning
IE / I&E = Installation & Evaluation
IEC = Ion Exchange Chromatography
INCOTERMS = International Commercial Terms (see also
IOM = Installation, Operation, and Maintenance
LACT unit = Lease Automatic Custody Transfer unit
LNG = Liquified Natural Gas
LPH = Liters Per Hours
LPM = Liters Per Minute
MAPD = Maximum Allowable Pressure Drop
MAWP = Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure
MDMT = Minimum Design Metal Temperature
MMSCFD = Million Standard Cubic Feet per Day
MOC = Materials Of Construction
MRO = Maintenance, Repairs, and Operations
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
NDT = Non-Destructive Testing
NFR = Non Fiber-Releasing
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OFAF = Oil Forced, Air Forced
O&G = Oil & Gas
O&M = Operations & Maintenance
ONAF = Oil Natural, Air Forced
ONAN = Oil Natural, Air Natural
PFD = Process Flow Diagram
PFPE = PerFluoroPolyEther
pH = Potential of Hydrogen / Power of Hydrogen
PID / P&ID = Piping & Instrumentation Diagram
POL = Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants
PM = Preventive Maintenance
PP = PolyPropylene
PPM = Parts Per Million
PSM = Process Safety Management
PTFE = PolyTetraFluoroEthylene
PU / PUR = PolyUrethane
QC/QA = Quality Control / Quality Assurance
QMS = Quality Management System
RAMS = Reliability, Availability, Maintenance, and Safety
RBD = Reliability Block Diagram
RF flange = Raised-Face flange
RO = Reverse Osmosis
ROHS = Reduction Of Hazardous Substances
Sch = Schedule
SCFM = Standard Cubic Feet per Minute
SCM = Supply-Chain Management
SDS = Safety Data Sheet
SOE = Single-Open End
SOP = Standard Operating Procedure
SS = Stainless Steel
SSU / SUS = Saybolt Seconds, Universal
Std = Standard
TCO = Total Cost of Ownership
TDS = Total Dissolved Solids
TIC = Testing, Inspection, Certification
TPM = Total Productive Maintenance
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
TSM = Trouble-Shooting Manual
TSS = Total Suspended Solids
UF = UltraFiltration
v/v % = (Volume of solute)/(Volume of solution) x 100%
VAC = Volts, Alternating-Current
VFD = Variable-Frequency Drive
VG = Viscosity Grade
WBT = Water Breakthrough Test
Wg = Water Gauge
WIF sensor = Water-In-Fuel sensor
WSIM = Water Separometer Index, Modified
WT = Wall Thickness


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A varnish-removal system (VRS) cleans lubricating oil and hydraulic-oil systems by removing lacquer, sludge, and tar. It absorbs these chemical contaminants (both dissolved and suspended), which cause degradation of oil. It uses special filter media that is "oxidatively-stable" and designed to remove ONLY the varnish-causing contaminants without disrupting the fluid's additives.

Available in single- OR multiple-housing configurations & accepts various types of filter elements/cartridges:

• Ion-Exchange filter elements *
• Depth-media (for suspended varnish)
• Granular adsorbent-media (for dissolved varnish)
• Acid-removal (fuller's Earth, activated alumina, Selexorb)

Other CUSTOM options available:

• Skid-mounted with casters
• Explosion-proof (NEMA 4 / NEMA 7)
• Electrical systems: 110 - 580 VAC, 1-phase or 3-phase

* Our standard ion-exchange filter elements measure ~ 18cm Ø x 80cm L (7"Ø x 32"L), and do not require any special lifting mechanism. One person can easily remove and install a new element.
Got contamination? Here are the 3 simple steps to consistently achieve fluid quality goals:


In order to get the most accurate snapshot of fluid cleanliness, you have to know the FULL spectrum of particulate contaminants, and the industry standard reference for that is ISO 4406:1099.

Instead of bottle sampling, we recommend that you directly connect a particle counter to the system through sampling ports.

You could also use a patch-test kit, a great complementary tool that let's you visually analyze contamination levels and types in the system's fluid.

2⃣ Implement a FILTRATION system

Have you determined your current fluid quality? Next you should implement a filtration system, such as:

• Wall-mounted filter panel system
• Drum-top filter unit
• Mobile filter cart

3⃣ Establish a fluid-quality PROGRAM

A preventive-maintenance program will prolong the life of your machinery's ctitical components.

This will DECREASE your downtime and SAVE your company money.

Any questions? Contact us.

Can you believe that 30+ questions are required to provide an accurate price quote for this thing?

We recently received a request from a power generation plant in the south. My contact, the head reliability engineer, was enquiring about an oil mist eliminator, along with our on-site I&C service.

In case you are not familiar with it, this type of equipment is used to remove oil mist and particulate emissions from various types of machinery, including engines, compressors, turbines, and gearboxes. This results in optimal equipment performance, reduced costs of repairs and maintenance, and cleaner air for a safer work environment.

In order to give you an idea of the kind of work that we do here, below you can appreciate the inmense list of questions that we have to ask in response to any request of this type.

Together these questions comprise all of the data that we must acquire in order to provide an accurate price quote for an oil mist eliminator.

We hope that now you and others know what is involved!

Quick snapshot of 3 different versions of a mobile filtration cart that we manufacture in-house:

1⃣ the standard unit
2⃣ the "off-road" version
3⃣ the option with a VFD (variable-frequency drive)

Standard Features:
✅ 45-PSID Δp gauge
✅ Large, cartridge-style filter elements
✅ Filter elements rated "Beta 1000" per ISO 16889
✅ Flow rates: 1 GPM - 22 GPM (~ 4 LPM - 84 LPM)
✅ Pump with internal pressure relief @ 100 PSI (~ 6.9 bar)
✅ Viscosity handling range: ISO VG 22 - ISO VG 320
✅ Fluid compatibility:
— Petroleum- and mineral-based fluids
— Polyol ester
— Phosphate ester
— Other synthetics

Technical questions or RFQs? Feel free to contact us using the info available in our channel info above (tap the title).

We look forward to assisting you.

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If you work in power generation, or with lubricants or hydraulic fluid, check this oil dehydrator, used to remove both water and particulate contamination.

This system is suitable for use in hazardous environments (Class 1, Division 2, Groups B, C, and D). It accepts high-efficiency micro-glass filter elements rated at Beta(c)>1000, per ISO 16889, and as such it removes free, dissolved, and emulsified water from various types of lube, hydraulic, and gear oils, down to as low as 20 PPM.

Some Benefits:
✅ Higher CFM, which maximizes water extraction rates, and requires lower maintenance
✅ Speed control, which offers versatility on high viscosity oils, or cold oil applications
✅ Filter media in vacuum tower never needs to be replaced, which eliminates costly element changes

Other Features:
• Dry-claw vacuum pump
• VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)
• Anti-wear filter media
• Front access to controls and valves

Any questions? Feel free to contact us using the info available in our channel bio/info.

Do you work with any fuels? Have you ever seen one of these? This is a "coalescer-separator" filter vessel, in both vertical and horizontal orientations. These are the primary defense against water contamination in fuels, especially aviation fuels. They dehydrate fuel via a two-stage process of coalescing and separating, hence the name.

Stage 1: Coalescence. The fuel flows inside->out through coalescing cartridges, which force small water droplets to commingle and grow into heavier, larger drops that then fall by gravitational force into the sump area at the bottom.

Stage 2: Separation. The fuel flows outside->in through separator cartridges. These separator cartridges strip any remaining water droplets from the fuel, allowing only dry fuel to exit the system.

All housings are available with a wide selection of cartridges to meet your specific application needs, designed for easy servicing and low maintenance, built to ASME Code, Section VIII. Many options available to facilitate piping and connections. 👍