Dayton T. Brown Test System Debuts Cutting-Edge Oil Reclamation Systems at 2007 AAAA Convention
Bohemia, N.Y. - Attendees at the 2007 AAAA Convention, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (May 9-12), got an up-close look at the newest products from Dayton T. Brown Test Systems (DTB Test Systems): the MORS-300 and MORS-800 mobile oil reclamation systems. These innovative systems use a patented vacuum distillation process to remove water, gases, and particulate contamination, from mineral-based or synthetic oils with viscosities of 50 to 2,000 SSU, at flow rates of 300 or 800 gallons per hour. Typical oils reclaimed are Hydraulic, Turbine, Quench, Gear, Cutting, Transformer, Transmission, Compressor and Vacuum.
Oil contamination is the leading cause of damage to capital equipment used in manufacturing and testing. DTB Test Systems' new oil reclamation systems increase productivity by reducing wearand the need for component replacement. This helps to reduce downtime costs, which can range from $20,000 to more than $50,000 per hour in the manufacture of trucks, autos and aerospace and construction equipment.
"Because the damage caused by contaminates like water, air and particulates can occur slowly, it is often overlooked as a source of component failure," says Paul Laskow, Senior Vice President and Division Manager of DTB Test Systems. "By using oil reclamation as part of regular maintenance, organizations can minimize wear, seal leakage and corrosion, potentially saving millions of dollars annually."
Companies that use oil reclamation systems also save on oil replacement, disposal costs, and associated labor costs. An added benefit to oil reclamation is that it minimizes impact on the environment through the reduction of hazardous waste.
How oil reclamation works
Once the oil to be processed enters the unit, it passes through a 100-mesh inlet strainer and then into an inlet pump. The pump transfers the oil into a low-watt density heater that raises the oil temperature to approximately 140