Dakota Gasification in North Dakota was in need of a bearing isolator that could contain oil mist within the bearing housing of their HPX API 610 pumps. They needed to eliminate the stray mist issues they were having with previous labyrinth isolators that would escape through the leak path. Stray mist creates an oil slick covering surrounding equipment and walkways, causing unsightly housekeeping and safety issues. Oil mist bearing lubrication systems are used extensively throughout this refinery, and this was a growing pain point for the maintenance team.
The refinery agreed that Isomag magnetic bearing seals are the perfect solution to their growing problem. Isomags utilize magnetically energized lapped-flat sealing faces to create a liquid tight seal, eliminating oil mist. In addition to providing superior sealing and protection; Isomag bearing isolators offer:
Since the installation the customer has reported that the stray oil mist issue has been alleviated and their pumps in the unit have cooler bearing housings.
End User: Dakota Gasification
Pump Model : HPX
Previous BPD: Dual-labyrinth
Problem: Leaking stray oil mist
Solution: Isomag MP V7-UL