Parts Center Puts the Oxygenator to Work Controlling
the Growth of Anaerobic Bacteria
Krivoy, Owner of Precision Parts Center (Corpus Cristi, TX),
wanted to take a preventative approach to help solve his coolant
maintenance problems. He decided it was time to aerate his
coolant to increase its life.
improves a coolants ability to inhibit bacterial growth
which is caused by static coolant sumps. By keeping oxygen
infused into the coolant, anaerobic bacteria have a much tougher
time developing and causing slime formation.
Zebra Oxygenator, an aeration device with sintered bronze
diffuser ends, would help solve the bacteria problem. This
unit is available in a one-port diffuser configuration or
two-port diffuser configuration, and is operated by plugging
into the nearest 110v electrical outlet.
dilemma lay in the fact that the electrical outlets on his
Okuma machines did not function when the machine was shut
down for the evening. So Paul, being a pioneer, decided to
mount the Zebra Oxygenators onto the walls of the building
and use the wall outlets as the electrical source.
was supplied with the additional tubing he required for this
setup at no charge (Zebra Skimmers encourages forward-thinking
efforts) and ran the 50 foot diffuser tubing from the Oxygenators
to his coolant sumps.
and the machine shop operators are now pleased when they arrive
for work on Monday morning. The shop smells of fresh coolant
rather than the rotten smells the stagnant coolant used to
emanate before the installation of the aerators.
is also happy that the Snapdragon
ADAPT Portable Oil Coalescer & Fines Removal System,
which he purchased in conjunction with the Oxygenators. It
works wonders at removing the floating tramp oils and particulate
matter that accumulate on each machine sump. Precision Parts
Center runs this coalescer unit for approximately a half-shift
per machine daily to keep the coolant lasting longer and improve
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