Avoid failures with pump power-end upgrades
Designing-out maintenance and failure risk starts with simple upgrading measures, culminates in re-thinking entire bearing housing configuration
Every month, Hydrocarbon Processing receives dozens
of communications from readers around the world. These messages
allow us to monitor the pulse and level of understanding, along
with present and future needs of the global hydrocarbon
processing industry (HPI). Earlier in 2011 and from relevant
reader feedback, we realized that the different lube
application methods for pumps, including oil-mist lubrication,
were not always understood. In particular, it seemed that more
information was needed on environmental-friendly closed oil
mist systems. We encouraged an update on the subject and were
pleased with a recent article by Don Ehlert.1 Mr.
Ehlert authoritatively related decades of experience with 155
closed- and more than 1,100 open oil-mist lubrication systems
(frequently translated as oil fog in Latin-based
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