Accession Number : ADD017889
Title : Oil/Coolant Separator.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Mar 94, patented 17 Oct 95,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Fentz, Jack H
Report Date : 17 Oct 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : A separator that separates a lubricating oil from a coolant both of which are used in a cutting or grinding machine is disclosed. The separator comprises input, intermediate and output chambers comprising divider panels having top and bottom portions. Every other panel has a passageway near its top region and the alternate panels, relative to the every other panels, have passageways located at their bottommost region. The lubricating oil finds its way into the path of the coolant and becomes mixed therewith. The mixed lubricating oil and coolant is eventually directed into the separator. As the oil and coolant flow sequentially through the chambers of the separator, the separating properties of the oil and the coolant begin to act so that the oil raises to the surface, whereas the coolant tends to seek its way through the chambers of the separator. The resulting separation causes the oil to remain primarily at the surface of the first few chambers, whereas the coolant continues along through the separator until it achieves a state whereby it is substantially uncontaminated by oil so that the uncontaminated coolant may be recycled back into coolant tanks of the machine.
Descriptors : *COOLANTS, *PATENTS, *LUBRICATING OILS, *SEPARATORS, OUTPUT, RECYCLED MATERIALS, PANELS, PATHS, SURFACES, MACHINES, TANKS(CONTAINERS), MIXING, FLOW, CONTAMINATION, OILS, CHAMBERS, GRINDING
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE