Westfalia Oil Purifiers Improve Performance- Literature Available

Designed for efficient purification of diesel fuel and lubricating oils, two types of Westfalia oilpurifying centrifuges — OSA 7 (automatic type) and the OTB 2 (take-down type)—are representative of the range of Westfalia oil purifiers available for use on service vessels and in offshore platform power-generating facilities Westfalia oil-purifying centrifuges are being increasingly specified by diesel engine manufacturers to remove water and impurities from heavy oil, in order to improve engine performance and reduce the p o s s i b i l i t y of breakdowns due to diesel engine damage. Westfalia oil purifiers are also widely used to remove carbon and metal particles from lube oil; this prevents premature engine wear, reduces downtime, and extends lube oil life.

Because of their automatic and continuous operation, the Westfalia OSA purifiers incorporate self-cleaning disc type bowls designed for optimum oil/water separation even when feed densities vary widely. Entrained solids are simultaneously removed from the oil/water mixture and intermittently ejected with minimum loss of oil. OSA models are available with maximum rated capacities up to 19,000 liters/hour (4,000 gph), but actual throughput depends on the viscosity of the feed.

Westfalia take-down oil purifiers (type OTB) are designed for de-watering and removal of solid impurities from oils and emulsions containing a small proportion of solids (less than 0.1 percent).

OTB purifiers are currently in use on many small service vessels in the Gulf area.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 21,  May 1981 Far East

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