Preventing Crankcase explosions

Crankcase formed when the oil forms a mist inside the crankcase due to high temperatures.  This mist can get ignited resulting in an explosion.  Crankcase explosions can be catastrophic resulting in loss of equipment and injury and loss of life to the operating personnel.

Crankcase explosions can be prevented by

Ensuring proper lubrication to all parts.
Operating at the correct load.
Using bearings which prevent overheating such as white metal bearings.
The crankcase ventilation should be functional.
Having a reliable Oil Mist Detecting system




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