Foam In Lube Oil Tank

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    jayantgdn
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      Dear Nick
      check for water ingress, and if emulsification has taken place then centrifuging will not help.
      rgds
      jayant

      #96847
      Mohammad Farooq
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        dear,

        Did you have any possibility of ammonia contents entering into lube oil system .Are you using nitrogen as separation gas or for lube oil console.

        Did you have any carbamate ,ammonia circuit in contact at downstream—urea plant.

        what is the oil analysis, like ammonia, any-other contamination

        check the quality of nitrogen if being used

        best regards

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        nick102286
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          Has anyone ever had problems with foam in the CO2 compressor lube oil tank? We have a Dresser Clark vertically split four stage centrifugal compressor. Could this be a sign that the labby seals have failed? When looking in the sight glasses, the oil is foamy leaving every seal except for the fourth stage. Would increasing the air flow to the labby seals prevent this?

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