Oil Mist Separator is the technical term for filter systems that are installed at electricity generating turbines and generators.
In order to ensure a long and failure-free operation of a turbine, its bearings are lubricated with special oil. Due to the heating of the oil by rotation of a turbine shaft and friction at bearings, tiny oil mist particles emerge in the lube oil system.
Turbine manufacturers and power plant operators understand that there should be a constant under pressure in the lube oil system of a turbine, which ensures that oil mist does not escape at bearings.
On many occasions, under pressure is created at the lube oil system, however oil mist is led into the atmosphere unfiltered, resulting in the loss of lube oil and contamination of the turbine hall and environment.
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