Regeneration System is the restoration of used oil to virgin oil specifications, or even higher. Fowler Westrup regeneration systems have a reactivation feature which enables special environmental friendly media to be reused several hundred times before recharging the system with new media. Our optimized regeneration system uses dual banks of regeneration columns which provide for continuous operation of the system by regenerating oil in one bank while reactivating the media
All high capacity transformers in use today have to cope with voltages in excess of 400 kV. Therefore it becomes imperative to maintain optimal insulation properties of the transformer oils by rigid control over moisture, dissolved gases, particulate contamination and acidity.
Transformer oil deteriorates with time and the decay begins the moment the transformer oil is shipped from manufacturer's factory. High temperatures, the presence of oxygen and water, the catalytic action of the materials within the transformer, all combine to result in oxidation and cracking of the transformer oil. The by-products of this oxidation process are acidic in nature which results in an ever increasing rate of deterioration of the transformer and its oil.
This type of contaminated oil can be reused if the oxidized products are completely eliminated. It cannot be filtered through normal thermo- vacuum filtration process and hence has to be discarded or can be re-used using the regeneration technique developed by us.
It is a well known fact that different types and grades of oils like engine oil, lube oil, hydraulic oil & turbine oil used by various sectors gets contaminated during the course of time due to different factors. As a standard practice in many organizations, these oils are discarded and replaced with new oil during regular / periodic maintenance. If the carbon content present in these oils are removed by distillation process, then it is called as distilled lube oil (base oil). However such oils have a stinking odour and are brown in colour.
Fowler Westrup has designed an advanced machine that removes the odour from the distilled lube oil, apart from a drastic improvement in colour. This Lube Oil Regeneration System serves as an economical alternative to hydrogen treatment / clay processing plants and is extremely cost effective.
Processing the distilled lube oil through our regeneration system results in oil that is stable against oxidation over any measured timescale. This increase in shelf life is an added benefit compared to the existing clay polishing system. Furthermore the viscosity index is not degraded due to passing of oil in our regeneration system.