Prelube/Postlube Systems Offered By Kim Hotstart

Keeping critical engine parts cool and preventing engine wear are benefits offered by the prelube/postlube systems now available from Kim Hotstart.

As pre-heaters that also lube, these systems go a step beyond the standard mechanical or automatic prelube devices on most engines.

Instead of lubing for just a few seconds or minutes prior to starting, Kim Hotstart systems have the ability to continually prelube by circulating warm oil to the bearings, turbos and other critical areas. After the engine stops, postlubing "cools down" heated surfaces gradually.

By reducing engine wear, times can be extended between overhauls.

"Not only can you save time and money that way, but you'll save on labor by not having to send out mechanics to start the system 15 to 20 minutes early," explained Bill Harnish, industrial sales manager for Kim Hotstart Manufacturing Co.

The ready-to-install modular systems are mounted on a steel base plate. Each comes complete with heater, pump, flow control and a temperature control. All electrical complies with the national electric code, CSA standards for hazardous and wet locations, and U.S. Coast Guard standards for offshore drilling rigs and shipboard use.

At the recommended wattages, ranging from 1,500 to 24,000, the Kim Hotstart systems will raise or hold up to 2,500 gallons of oil at 100 degrees Fahrenheit above ambient temperature, exclusive of wind chill.

For more information and free literature on prelube/postlube systems available from Kim Hotstart, Circle 298 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 80,  Apr 1989 Navy League

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