Upgraded Hot Oil System

IPS provided upgrades/repairs and replacement of an existing Hot Oil System in a U.S. Army production facility for press tooling as follows:

  • Removed the existing Hot Oil System and piping feeding multiple production bays
  • Designed, purchased and installed a new Custom Oil Heater System utilizing a Chromalox heat exchanger
  • Provided material and labor to install new oil lines, valves and fittings as required
  • Oil heater system included new explosion-proof motor, pump, thermocouples, and all new hydraulic lines and valves from the heater to the various bays
  • IPS replaced the existing system temperature controller with a new explosion proof temperature controller that included a safety interlock for automatic shut off if temperature were to climb 20°F over the set point temperature
  • New plumbing included in-line isolation valves for both the 8-ton and 35-ton presses
  • Piped the new Hot Oil System to the existing presses with insulation as required
  • Purchased and installed explosion-proof control package with Bebco purge units for the new system controls
  • Provided start-up and system instruction to government engineering and production personnel for the new equipment

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