Oil Purification & Blending System –
The Oil Purification & Blending System built by Industrial Fluid Systems was designed to process cutting oils for the purpose of reclamation and reuse. Additionally, the system is designed to allow end user blending of additives into batches of processing and has been equipped with a viscosity test fixture.
Batches of contaminated oil are transferred from external totes into a 320-gallon processing tank, an inlet strainer and bag filter are used to eliminate large solids before entering the processing tank. The purification skid draws dirty oil from the processing tank and feeds it through a 12KW heater, then a liquid solid separator centrifuge where it is collected in the return tank. The return pump draws oil from the return tank and pumps it through a bag filter back into the processing tank. After the system process timers have completed the purification skid will transfer the now clean oil from the processing tank to a clean external tote.
Viscosity tests are performed using a test fixture built by Industrial Fluid Systems that measures how long oil takes to drain in the housing between two fixed point. There are 5 test cycles (Factory Setting) ran to generate an average drain time value. Viscosity tests are achieved with the Oil Purification system through the use a test fixture that uses level sensors to calculate how fast the oil sample takes to drain between two fixed points. (Level Sensors)
Centrifuge Principals –
The high-speed centrifuge operates on the principal of gravity separation. Differences in density and weight between water solids allow the centrifuge separate waste from the oil during the purification process. Water is used to prime the centrifuge bowl to create a water seal in the bowl. Water represents the heavy phase in the process. Oil represents the light phase of the process. Solids are trapped behind in the bowl.
When oil is processed through the centrifuge oil is discharged through the light phase, any water removed is discharged through the light phase, and solids are trapped behind in the bowl. This system is not a single pass through, oil will require multiple passes through the system to remove water and solids. A 12KW heater is equipped on this system, heating the oil aids in the separation process in the centrifuge.