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Emergency Lube Oil System

August 25, 2014

TRI just complete an emergency lube oil system that uses an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).  The UPS provides AC power to a lube oil pump. Because AC components are generally easier and cheaper to acquire,  the new system was cheaper, lead times were shortened and the AC technology simplifies any future replacement parts.

  • DC power supplies are quite common in the electric generation industry. There are several drawbacks to DC emergency lube oil systems:
  • Large banks of DC batteries have to be handled with a great deal of caution.
  • DC motors must be specially designed for speed stabilization.
  • Implementing DC switchgear often is problematic.
  • It is difficult today to find electrical suppliers who have any significant understanding of DC power systems.  It is difficult to get DC components that you need, even when you have exact specifications for equipment that was commonly available a few years ago.

TRI emergency lube oil systems are customized to our customers needs.

  • Pumps and AC drives can be incorporated that are already implemented at the customer site. This reduces replacement parts and training.
  • Components are sized for the lube oil requirements. 
  • Piping and hardware can be customized for harsh environments. 

Call TRI at 800-363-8571 if you are looking to upgrade or install a new emergency lube oil system.