Avoid Oil Contamination in Your Liquid Bulk Cargo

For trucking companies looking to transport liquid bulk cargo, it’s essential to invest in the right blower products to help you avoid oil contamination. Pneumatic blowers and oil-free compressors are the best solutions for ensuring that your cargo remains uncontaminated during transportation.

In this article, we’ll discuss what oil contamination is, how it affects your motor blowers, the importance of investing in a suitable pneumatic blower installation and how it will help reduce the risk of oil contamination in your liquid bulk cargo. Here’s everything you need to know:

What Is Oil Contamination?

Oil contamination in liquid bulk cargo for truck blowers can occur during the transportation and loading/unloading process. This can lead to several problems, such as damage to equipment and a decrease in product quality. It is important for trucking companies and loading facilities to have measures in place to prevent and address oil contamination to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of cargo.

How Does Oil Contamination Damage Pneumatic Blowers?

Oil contamination can cause serious damage to pneumatic blowers, which are commonly used in trucks to facilitate air and gas movement. These machines rely on a combination of mechanical and aerodynamic principles to create a flow of air, and even a tiny amount of oil contamination can disrupt this process.

Clogged Air Filters

One of the main ways that oil contamination can damage pneumatic blowers is by clogging the air filters. They are designed to remove dust, debris, and other particulates from the incoming air, but they can become blocked by oil, reducing the airflow and making the blower less efficient. In some cases, the filter may become so clogged that the blower stops working altogether.

Internal Leakage

Have your company truck blowers experienced internal leakage damage? Oil contamination can damage pneumatic blowers by coating the internal parts of the machine, such as the impellers and vanes. This can reduce the aerodynamic efficiency of the blower, making it less effective at moving air. Additionally, the oil can cause the internal parts to wear more quickly, increasing the risk of mechanical failure.

Lubrication Breakdown

Oil can cause additional problems with the lubrication of the motor bearings, gears, and other moving parts within the blower. This can cause excessive wear and tear on these parts, leading to increased maintenance costs, increased downtime, and even total failure.

System Failure

Finally, oil contamination can also lead to problems with the control systems of pneumatic blowers. If oil gets into the electrical contacts or sensors, it can disrupt the signals and cause the blower to malfunction. Additionally, oil can cause corrosion in the metal parts of the control system, which can lead to electrical shorts and other problems.

Is your trucking business looking to avoid oil contamination and deliver safe, high-quality liquid bulk cargo? Check out our services at White Tank.

Types of Pneumatic Blowers That Reduce Oil Contamination in Liquid Bulk Cargo

One of the main challenges in the trucking process is preventing oil contamination, which can occur when different types of oil are mixed or when water and other contaminants enter the system. To address this issue, several types of blowers have been developed that are specifically designed to reduce oil contamination in liquid bulk cargo, each with its unique capabilities and applications.

Positive Displacement Blowers

Positive displacement blowers, also known as rotary blowers, use a rotating impeller to compress and move air or gas. They are often used in dry systems, which do not use water as a lubricant, reducing the risk of water contamination.

High-Pressure Blowers

High-pressure blowers, or turbo blowers, utilize a turbine to compress and move air or gas. They can generate high pressures and volumetric flows, making them well-suited for handling large volumes of liquids. Additionally, the high pressure generated by these blowers can help to minimize contamination by creating a barrier between different liquids and preventing them from mixing together.

Vacuum Pumps

Trucking companies often use these high-powered pumps to remove gasses and vapors from liquid bulk cargo systems. They can remove gasses that may be dissolved in the liquid, which can cause contamination. Vacuum pumps can also aid in the removal of any water or other contaminants that may be present in the system.

Screw Truck Mounted Compressors

The Gardner Denver screw-mounted compressor, a trusted partner of White Tank & Truck Repair, delivers efficiency, reliability, and reduced noise pollution for dry bulk goods. If avoiding oil contamination is your biggest concern, there is no better choice than the transport range, including the:

  • TR20 Screw
  • XK Series
  • SC-200

Proper maintenance, monitoring, and operation of these systems can significantly reduce the risk of contamination and ensure liquids’ safe and efficient movement.

Benefits of Pneumatic Blowers and Compressors

Whether you’re looking to save time and money, eliminate oil contamination, or increase liquid bulk cargo loads, White Tank’s solutions available through Garden Denver’s products provide a wealth of advantages.

Pneumatic Blowers

Gardner Denver offers screw truck-mounted blowers that can handle the discharge of numerous cargo. The high airflow capabilities are ideal for discharging animal feed, plastics, and pellets.

Along with versatility, they provide incredible reliability and a low cost of ownership. Gardner Denver pneumatic blowers have an exclusive smooth-running screw rotor design, which delivers cooler compression temperatures and greater compression efficiency. Those benefits translate into longer blower lifespans, which drive down your costs.

Oil-Free Compressors

When you install a Gardner Denver air compressor, you have zero risk of oil contamination. Another fantastic benefit of models like GD 150 and GD 175 is their quick offload times. The less time you spend at a drop-off point, the quicker you can get back on the road and make your next pickup.

The small, compact design of Gardner Denver compressors provides additional benefits as well. Because of their less bulky size, many oil-free options weigh less than other styles. The lower weight results in less fuel consumption and decreased hauling loads. The compact design saves equipment space, allowing more room to load dry or liquid bulk cargo.

White Tank & Truck Repair Is Your Go-To Source for Gardner Denver Pneumatic Blowers and Oil Contamination-Free Compressors

Whether you need to purchase a new air compressor or pneumatic blower or your current one needs to be repaired, White Tank is your one-stop shop solution with the best Gardner Denver equipment. Reach out today to speak to our team of certified technicians or sales representatives for oil contamination-free liquid bulk cargo.