Lube Oil Centrifuge

Lube Oil Centrifuge

Gas and steam power plants use lube oil centrifuges to keep the lubricating oil clean and dry. These applications involve hi-efficiency separation of oil and water. They also remove fine sediment from the lube oil.
 
Condensate leaks from cooling systems contaminate lube oil with water. Sludge particles originating from the combustion process or wear on moving parts contaminate lube oil.
 
An Alfa Laval lube oil centrifuge removes all solid contaminants & water from the lubricating oil. Purified lube oil is desirable for trouble-free operation of turbines and engines.
 
These centrifuges are also known as Lube Oil Purifiers.

Lube Oil Centrifuge Specifications

Centrifuge Efficiency Solid Particles > 1 µ ; Free Water > 2 µ
Centrifuge Type Manual Clean Manual Clean Self-Cleaning
Model MAB 103 MAB 205 LOPX 710
Bowl Speed (RPM) 8,600 8,700 5,180
Rated Capacity (GPM) 5 28 75
ISO 32 Lube Oil Capacity (GPM) 3.5 18 45
Sludge Space (Gal) 0.15 0.54 1.5
Motor Power (HP) 1 5 15
Skid Dimensions (ft) 2′ x 3′ 3′ x 4′ 5′ x 6′
Skid Weight (Lbs) 1,000 1,500 3,000
* Specifications are for base skid without any options. 

What is a Lube Oil Purifier?

A lube oil purifier is an Alfa Laval separator used for separating water and solids from lube oil. This is also known as a centrifugal lube oil filter.

Centrifugal Lubricating Oil Purifier Diagram:

Lubricating oil purifiers are often installed in a ‘kidney-loop’ arrangement. The attached diagram shows this setup. A pump feeds the contaminated oil to the purifier through an electric heater. Pre-heating of the oil reduces the viscosity. Lower viscosity leads to high separation efficiency from the purifier. The lube oil purifier separates the free-water and solids (down to 0.5µ).
 
The separated water drains out of the centrifuge, and the separated solids accumulate in the centrifuge bowl. In a ‘manual clean’ centrifuge, the operator removes the sludge manually. A ‘self-cleaning’ centrifuge automatically ejects the separated sludge.
Lube Oil Centrifuge System Diagram
Lube Oil Centrifuge System Diagram
Alfa-Laval Hydraulic Oil Purifier

Alfa Laval MAB205 Hydraulic Oil Centrifuge

Manual Clean æ Hi-Speed æ Disc Centrifuge

Technical Specs
Capacity: 15 GPM on Hydraulic Oil
Motor HP: 5 HP
Voltages: 110V/230V/460V
Skid Dim.: ~ 4′ x 5′
Skid Wt.: ~1800 lbs
Alfa Laval MAB206 Lubricating Oil Purifier

Alfa Laval MAB206 Lube Oil Centrifuge

Manual-Cleaning æ Hi-Speed æ Disc Centrifuge

Technical Specs
Capacity: 20 GPM on Lubricating Oil
Motor HP: 7.5 HP
Voltages: 230V / 460V
Skid Dim.: 4′ x 5′
Skid Wt.: ~ 2000 lbs
Alfa Laval Compressor Oil Centrifuge Package

Alfa Laval MAB103 Lube Oil Centrifuge

Manual-Cleaning æ Hi-Speed æ Disc Centrifuge

Technical Specs
Capacity: 2 GPM on Lube Oil
Motor HP: 1 HP
Voltages: 230V / 460V
Skid Dim.: 3′ x 4′
Skid Wt.: ~ 1500 lbs