Oil Mist Accumulator Reduces Mist Loads

K&B Duct's in-line oil mist accumulator is especially useful for reducing mist loads upstream from a mist collector, capturing oils, coolants used with high-speed machine tools and water mists from parts washers. The accumulator has no moving parts, no power and is about 10 percent of the cost of a more sophist

K&B Duct's in-line oil mist accumulator is especially useful for reducing mist loads upstream from a mist collector, capturing oils, coolants used with high-speed machine tools and water mists from parts washers. The accumulator has no moving parts, no power and is about 10 percent of the cost of a more sophisticated mist collector, the company says.

The accumulator uses expanded metal mesh in a cone shape to catch excessive effluent and reduce the amount of mist in the air stream that reaches the collector. This reduces the load on the collector and increases its life and effectiveness. It also allows for use of a smaller capacity collector at the end of the system.

This piece of equipment fits into the duct system directly at the machine, and the two-piece construction allows for easy disassembly and cleaning, if required, according to the company. The accumulator operates in the vertical position, draining collected material back into the machine sump.