10Tips For You To Check An Oil Purifier On a Ship

Each engine room mechanical system requires a systematic step-by-step start and stop procedure to ensure smooth operation. The number of things to consider when dealing with Marine mechanical systems depends on the type of equipment, manufacture, etc.

Starting the oil purifier also involves several important steps and inspections. Here are the 10 most important things to check when starting a transformer oil purifier on a boat.

The shipping purifier

Oil Purifier
  1. Check the oil level in the purifier gearbox – Don’t forget to check the oil level in the purifier gearbox before starting the purifier. If the oil level is not at the required level, lack of lubrication can damage the gears and other rotating parts (shafts, bearings, etc.) in the purifier’s gearbox.


  1. Ensure that the break is in the release position — the purifier break is located near the gear at the bottom of the purifier and must be in the release position. If the breaker is not released, the purifier will not reach the required speed and the motor current will increase. In addition, this can lead to brake wear.


  1. Open the inlet and outlet valves — ensure that the inlet and outlet valves of the purifier are in the open position. If the drain valve is not opened, the purifier will overflow, resulting in sludge side accumulation of oil. In addition, if the suction valve is not opened, the purifier will not receive the necessary fuel supply.


  1. Open tank valve – check valve for a specific tank (servicing or settling) discharged from the purifier. If the tank valve is not opened, the line backpressure will increase, causing the purifier to overflow.


  1. Check the working water level – if there are separate working water tanks, check the water level in the same tank. If operating water is insufficient, the bowl of the purifier will not lift, resulting in the sludge opening remaining in the open position.


  1. Check the feed oil pump — check whether the purifier feed oil pump works normally and whether the oil pressure and temperature are normal. Some purifiers are equipped with gear pumps to supply the purifier. In this case, ensure that the oil temperature is sufficient to ensure the smooth operation of the gear pump (through the shaft and keys). If the temperature is low, the oil viscosity will be high, which may lead to the fracture of the key connecting the shaft and the gear pump, thus stopping the oil supply.


  1. Make sure the heater valve is open — Make sure the steam heater oil valve is open before opening the steam line valve near the heater. If the steam is turned on first, it could damage the pipe and let in water from the oil.


  1. Increase the temperature – Increase the oil temperature to the limit specified on the digital control panel of the purifier. In all automatic purifiers, the control panel has a preset minimum temperature limit. The purifier will not start until the oil reaches this temperature.


  1. Check for any unusual sounds or vibrations – If you know your machine well, you will be able to tell if there are any unusual vibrations or vibrations during startup. In this case, the purifier should be turned off immediately, and the purifier should be started after the fault is completely eliminated.

            How to check? – Pick up the pickup and place the metal end in contact with the purifier body and the other end with the ear. You can hear the smooth operation of the internal components more clearly.

  1. Check the solenoid valve – Check whether the solenoid valve works properly by checking the indicator light of the solenoid valve. If the lamp does not work properly, use a screwdriver near the top surface of the solenoid valve. The screwdriver is attracted to the valve body by the electromagnetic action when the solenoid starts.

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