Continuous Casting with Grease

DropsA has brought innovation to Grease system design, reliability and monitoring to traditional Casting applications.

Typical Characteristics of the Casting application:
– Slow rotation
– High temperatures
– Corrosive process water ingress

DropsA has brought innovation to Grease system design, reliability and monitoring to traditional Casting applications. In this application example – a traditional grease system – high reliability and ease of maintenance was achieved by using both modular pump package and modular divider valves. A flow monitoring system allows the user to know exactly how much grease is being injected in each segment of the machine

System Overview

  • Total Number of Points: from 300 to 400
  • Total Number of Segments: from 12 to 36
  • Lubricant : NLGI-2; KHC25
  • Grease Volume per cycle: 1÷cc/stroke
  • Operating Frequency: min: 30 min, max: 1h
  • Length of system: 25÷30mt

This case application was implemented using:

Benefits Achieved:

  • High reliability pump package solution with built in redundancy for 24 hour operation.
  • Easy swap out of pump modules on maintenance schedules
  • Quick, reliable and clean change-out of divider valves during maintenance
  • flexibility in design and increased performance over traditional and competitor products
  • A flow monitoring panel that gives electronic monitoring of the volume of grease injection during each lubrication cycle
  • Flow monitoring provides grease consumptions for each segment.
  • Quick diagnostic of any potential problems.

System Design

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