Moisture contamination is a severe and persistent issue in lubrication management. Over time, moisture contamination can lead to shorter lubricant life, equipment damage, and unplanned equipment outages with their accompanying loss of production and repair or replacement costs.

How Vacuum Dehydrators Work

In many cases, our line of desiccant breathers provides the necessary moisture control. However, when the environmental conditions demand it, a vacuum dehydration solution may be required. These systems are electromechanical and use a combination of vacuum, heating, and filtration to remove not only water contamination but gas and particulates as well.

Reliability 360 recommends and uses the products of NLOFT. Their equipment is capable of treating a range of lubricants, including gear, hydraulic, lube, phosphate, and insulating oils. Available in a variety of sizes to fit your space, the NLOFT dehydrators can remove the following:

Water contamination: Our vacuum dehydrator – (WPRS) Water Particulate Removal System can effectively remove all free, emulsified, and dissolved water down to 25 Parts per Million (PPM) or lower.

Particulate Removal: The WPRS is designed with a high efficiency absolute rated filter element rated beta (c)>1000 per ISO 16889, and is fully capable of effectively achieving the cleanliness codes: 

  • Gear Oil: ISO 18/16/14
  • Turbine/Hydraulic Oils: ISO 16/14/11 
  • Fuel Oil: ISO 14/13/11

Gases: The WPRS will effectively remove entrained air and gases from oils, which include Benzene, Methane, H2S, etc. Flair adaptable for H2S.

Let the Reliability 360 lubrication specialists help you select and install the vacuum dehydrator that meets your needs. Contact us to learn more about installing a vacuum dehydrator today.