Lubricant Dispensing - What Not to Do

Tags: lubricant storage and handling

If this looks familiar, it may be time to redesign your oil room. This drum has a loosely inserted drum pump allowing destructive abrasives and other contaminants to enter the oil freely.

Perhaps a better solution would be a gravity-fed lube station which provides proper venting to reduce moisture and particle ingression. Depending on fluid viscosity and head, spin-on filters should be mounted on the discharge lines leading to nozzles; one per tote (or drum). Considering that dispensing is accomplished by gravity, it may be necessary to use large-can spin-on filters for higher viscosity fluids. The spin-on filter heads can be mounted directly onto the rack. Sharing a desiccant breather between the containers keeps incoming air free from particles and moisture.

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