May 2005

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First seal designed expressly for oil mist applications A US West Coast consulting engineer estimated that over 50% of all US refineries are using oil mist. Oil-mist lubrication is a key part of an ..

First seal designed expressly for oil mist applications A US West Coast consulting engineer estimated that over 50% of all US refineries are using oil mist. Oil-mist lubrication is a key part of an API-based maintenance program at many refineries, and pump mean-times-between-failures (MTBFs) of four to six years are being routinely achieved. MTBFs as high as 8.6 yr are on record at some of the more exceptional refineries. The process is simple. Basically, an entirely static "oil-mist generator" creates the oil mist in a central module that services and lubricates all pump bearings within a 1,000-ft radius. However, oil mist has not been 100% successful due to dependen

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