Oil Mist Lubrication Systems

Our oil mist lubrication systems provide reliable lubrication for rolling element bearings and metal surfaces in centrifugal pumps, electric motors, steam turbines, and a broad range of rotating machinery.  These systems meter a precise amount of oil to each bearing, resulting in highly effective lubrication, decreased oil consumption, and lower overall maintenance costs.

Continuous, thin-film oil mist lubrication allows bearings to run cooler while significantly extending the service life of both bearings and mechanical seals.  Compared to conventional liquid/sump lubrication, oil mist systems decrease liquid oil usage by as much as 40% while eliminating the need for oil changes.  Reduced oil consumption lowers operating costs and helps protect the environment by eliminating waste.

Key Advantages
  • Reduces bearing failures up to 90%
  • Reduces mechanical seal failures up to 30%
  • Bearings run 15°F to 35°F cooler
  • Reduces lubricant consumption up to 40%
  • Safe/non-hazardous
  • Reduces overall maintenance costs

Efficient by Design

Our centralized oil mist systems atomize oil into small particles, which are conveyed by a low-pressure distribution system to multiple machinery bearings.  Base system components include an oil mist generator, header pipe system for mist transfer, and reclassifiers that control the mist flow to each application point.

Our systems are engineered to deliver trouble-free operations and ease of maintenance.  Quality construction and robust components assure consistently precise operation and extended service life.  Our oil mist generators are available in three configurations to serve a variety of lubrication points and operating requirements. Proprietary mist generator heads feature vortex technology with oversize mist ports. 

Available Mist Generators

KMC Generator

Designed for large systems where automatic monitoring is preferred.
  • CSA approved for Class 1, Group B, C & D, Division 2 areas
  • Fully enclosed pedestal mounted; single-door enclosure
  • 9-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge and clean-out panel
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with auto fill
  • High and low-temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40, 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 bearing inch generator head
  • SS enclosure
  • Optional oil mist monitor
  • Optional backup oil mist generator with 3-gallon reservoir
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KMCEX Generator

Designed for large systems where automatic monitoring and ATEX/IECEx approval is preferred
  • ATEX and IECEx approved
  • Ex nA IIC T4 Gc 0°C ≤ Ta ≤ 60°C
  • Fully enclosed pedestal mounted; single-door enclosure
  • 9-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge and clean-out panel
  • Optional backup oil mist generator with 9-gallon reservoir
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with auto fill
  • High and low temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40,100, 250, 500, and 1,000 bearing inch generator head
  • Optional oil mist monitor
  • SS enclosure
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BMP Generator

Designed for intermediate systems where automatic monitoring is preferred.

  • For use in Class 1, Group D, Division 2 areas
  • Monitoring capabilities
  • 5-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge, and clean-out panel
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with autofill
  • High and low-temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40, 100, 250, 500, or 1,000 bearing inch generator head
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BM Generator

Designed for small systems where manual control and monitoring are preferred.
  • For use in Class 1, Group D, Division 2 areas
  • 3-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve and oil level sight gauge
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • Low oil level switch
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • Available 40, 100, 250, or 500 bearing inch generator head
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KMC Generator

Designed for large systems where automatic monitoring is preferred.
  • CSA approved for Class 1, Group B, C & D, Division 2 areas
  • Fully enclosed pedestal mounted; single-door enclosure
  • 9-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge and clean-out panel
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with auto fill
  • High and low-temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40,100, 250, 500, and 1,000 bearing inch generator head
  • SS enclosure
  • Optional oil mist monitor

KMCEX Generator

Designed for large systems where automatic monitoring and ATEX/IECEx approval is preferred
  • ATEX and IECEx approved
  • Ex nA IIC T4 Gc 0°C ≤ Ta ≤ 60°C
  • Fully enclosed pedestal mounted; single-door enclosure
  • 9-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge and clean-out panel
  • Optional 9-gallon SS back up reservoir
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with auto fill
  • High and low temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40,100, 250, 500, and 1,000 bearing inch generator head
  • Optional oil mist monitor
  • SS enclosure

BMP Generator

Designed for intermediate systems where automatic monitoring is preferred.
  • For use in Class 1, Group D, Division 2 areas
  • Monitoring capabilities
  • 5-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve, oil level sight gauge, and clean-out panel
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • High/low mist pressure transducer and mist pressure gauge
  • High and low oil level with autofill
  • High and low-temperature alarm
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • High-visibility LED red and green operating status lights
  • Electrical power switch and terminal enclosure with common remote alarm
  • Available 40, 100, 250, 500, or 1,000 bearing inch generator head

BM Generator

Designed for small systems where manual control and monitoring are preferred.
  • For use in Class 1, Group D, Division 2 areas
  • 3-gallon SS reservoir with pressure-relief valve and oil level sight gauge
  • Thermostatically controlled immersion oil heater and reservoir-mounted oil temperature gauge
  • Low oil level switch
  • Air pressure regulator with gauge and auto air filter drain
  • Available 40, 100, 250, or 500 bearing inch generator head
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Oil Mist Accessories

Allows for simultaneous pumping of oil and continuous flow of oil mist without creating blockage of oil mist flow or system back pressure.

MIST-MANIFOLD-ASSEMBLIES

Mist Manifold Assemblies

Divides and distributes the flow of mist to lube application points and allows visual inspection and draining of coalesced oil.
purge-fill-assemblies

Purge Fill Assemblies

Provides flow and venting of mist into the equipment receiving purge mist; removable cap allows refill of oil into housing.
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levelsight

Oil Level Sight Assemblies

Monitors and controls oil level inside the bearing housing.
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mistvent-1

Mist Vent Collection Assemblies

Allows viewing of oil quality and capture of oil samples at the low point of the bearing housing.

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sightbottle

Sight Bottle Assemblies

Allows viewing of oil quality and capture of oil samples at the low point of the bearing housing.

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Collection Containers

Collection Containers

Used for collecting excess oil mist from the bearing housing and eliminates discharge of oil to the sewer.
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handpump

The Collection Container with Handpump

Allows for simultaneous pumping of oil and flow of oil mist without creating blockage. 

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Mist Reclassifiers

Mist Reclassifiers

Meters the flow of oil mist particles to the bearings.

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Drain Leg Reservior

Drain Leg Reservoirs

Provides for reuse of coalesced header oil, reducing oil consumption.

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drain-leg-manifolds

Drain Leg Manifolds

Monitors and maintains header pressure while draining coalesced oil into a collection container.
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Directional Reclassifiers

Directional Reclassifiers

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guages

Pressure Gauges

Allows visual monitoring of system pressure.
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BST-Oil-Supply-Tank

BST Oil Supply Tank

Provides storage for bulk oil and provides pressurized oil supply to oil mist console

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DST Oil Supply tank

Designed for use with TFH closed-loop system. It provides automatic oil supply to oil mist console, coalesces return oil mist. Designed for Class 1, Group D, Division 2 areas.

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