April 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

 Oil mist lubricationHeinz Bloch's "HPIn Reliability" column from August 2009 ("Electric motors and mechanical efficiency," p. 9) briefly discussed the advantages of using oil mist and synthetic ..

  Oil mist lubrication Heinz Bloch's "HPIn Reliability" column from August 2009 ("Electric motors and mechanical efficiency," p. 9) briefly discussed the advantages of using oil mist and synthetic oil in order to save energy. I have a few questions for you about oil mist lubrication. I am really concerned about using oil mist lubrication in Zone 1 or Zone 2 environments. Since oil mist is categorized as a flammable media, using this system in such environments opens the door for potential hazards to increase. Any failure in an oil mist piping system will release a flammable mixture. Thus, a facility using this concept may need additional protection and detection equipment, which would

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