March 2011

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HP Reliability: Oil mist and electric motor windings

We often get questions relating to oil mist and how it affects electric motor windings. For a quick answer, contact us at Gulf Publishing via e-mail. We’ll steer you in the right direction by exp..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We often get questions relating to oil mist and how it affects electric motor windings. For a quick answer, contact us at Gulf Publishing via e-mail. We’ll steer you in the right direction by explaining that oil mist will not harm modern motors. But if you must minimize oil mist intrusion into electric motors, we recommend you insist on having the vendor prove IP66 compliance. IP is the universally recognized Ingress Protection Code; it’s discussed in Reference 1. At least one fully compliant sealing product is available; it was introduced in 2003 and has since been an unqualified success. History. There are other historical facts relating to oil-mist lubricated motors. In the m

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