Increasing reliability, service life, and efficiency of hydraulic systems, the Filtration Division of Eaton adds a higher volume flow rate system to its IFPM series of fully-automated, PLC-controlled, mobile, off-line fluid purifiers. Complementing the IFPM 33, which has a flow rate of 8 gpm (30 lpm), the new IFPM 73 has over double the flow rate of 20 gpm (70 lpm) for purifying oils stored in large tanks and reservoirs. The system quickly and efficiently removes free and dissolved water and gases, and particulate contamination down to 3 µm from hydraulic fluids, light transformer oils, and heavy lubricating oils and in in between for applications including hydroelectric power, pulp and paper, offshore and marine.
“By shedding 130 kg of weight from the previous model, the IFPM 73 is one of the lightest and most compact purifiers in its volume flow rate class on the market today,” said Eric Rud, Global Product Manager, Eaton’s Filtration Division. “The reduced size and weight of the system enables the service and maintenance team to easily and safely maneuver the system in tight spaces.”
The IFPM vacuum evaporation technology removes the free water and the water dissolved in the oil. By comparison, only free water can be removed in other oil dewatering technologies, such as absorption elements or separators. Following the dewatering stage, the IFPM fluid purifier system uses NR630 series filter elements, which meet DIN 24550-4 standards, to remove fine particulate contaminants down to 3 µm. Eaton filter elements are known for their high intrinsic stability, excellent filtration capability, high dirt-holding capacity, and long service life.
The environmentally-friendly IFPM fluid purifier system combines high water separation rates with efficient energy use. The purifier extends oil life, thereby reducing downtime, disposal fees, maintenance costs, and component wear. Start-up and operation are simple via a user-friendly 5.7-inch touchscreen PLC. The control panel has an Ethernet connection for remote control and monitoring. There is also a USB interface to facilitate the manual transfer of data for further analysis.
Eaton’s Filtration Division