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Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge

Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge

 

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Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge

The Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge is a centrifugal separator that removes contaminants and particles from industrial machinery dirty lube oil, gear oil, transmission oil, engine lubricants, and hydraulic oil. The pressure powered centrifuge driven by engine oil pressure (or pump) uses a centrifugal spinning process to separate the contaminants from the oil. This blog looks at how these oil centrifuges work, their advantages, and the recent pressure powered centrifuge technology upgrades and improvements.

The Spinner II Products Division was the exclusive North American importer and distributor of oil cleaning centrifuges manufactured by Glacier Metal Company (now Mann Hummel). Eventually, Spinner II became a division of T.F. Hudgins, Inc. In 2016, T.F. Hudgins announced their merger with Allied Reliability, Inc. In 2023, TFH Reliability Group (parent company of Allied Reliability) sold to SOPUS Products.

 

How does a Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge work?

Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges, produced by Mann Hummel, use centrifugal force to separate contaminants from the oil. The dirty fluid flows up through a hollow spindle into the separation chamber. The oil passes through a spinning rotor where centrifugal force greater than gravity separates contaminants from the liquid. The centrifugal force causes heavier contaminants, such as metal shavings, dirt, and soot, to the outer rotor wall. The accumulated contaminants form a solid sludge cake on the cleanable rotor wall. This separates contaminants from the oil.

Unlike conventional filters or filter bags, the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge does not plug up over time. The clean oil flows out the bottom of the centrifuge turbine returning to the crankcase (or tank). The centrifugal force separates the working fluid into two (2) phases: solid and liquid.

The Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge traps the dirt the full-flow filter misses. 

Typical full-flow lube oil filters trap dirt particles down to only about 40 microns in size. With a centrifugal force 2,000 times greater than gravity, the Spinner II centrifuges remove the particles. Depending on the application, Spinner II provides a cleanable rotor or a single use disposable rotor. 

 

What are the advantages of using a Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge?

The Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge will increase the reliability, efficiency, and performance of your engine (or equipment). The Spinner II lube oil centrifuge cuts engine wear. Removing contaminants such as soot, wear metals, and ultra-fine particles from the oil reduces friction and wear in the engine. Contaminants in the oil cause equipment to operate less efficiently and eventually fail. A Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge helps improve the equipment’s reliability by removing these contaminants.

Centrifugal Oil Spinner removes particles and reduces critical component wear!

Keeping the oil clean can reduce the need for frequent oil changes and disposal of used oil. Additionally, it helps extend the life of filter cartridges or filter elements, which can be costly to replace. Extending the life of the oil and full-flow filters helps lower maintenance costs and extends service intervals.

As engine designs evolve to meet newer emissions requirements, the contaminant loading placed on the engine oil will increase. Maintaining lubrication performance under these conditions will require a filtration system capable of consistently removing large volumes of contaminants from the lube oil faster and more efficiently. Now is the time to invest in new oil cleaning technology!

 

New Oil Cleaning Centrifuge Technology

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IOW Group Centrifugal Oil Spinner

The choice of an oil cleaning centrifuge is critical for keeping lubricating oil and hydraulic oils clean and free of contaminants. While the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge is a tool for this purpose, you need to consider another oil cleaning centrifuge brand that provides even better performance and separation efficiency. This superior option is the IOW Group Oil Cleaning Centrifuge.

How important is the lubrication system?

Per Caterpillar, 70-80% of crank failures are due to oil contamination. The lubrication system’s function is to clean parts and cylinder walls, cool, seal, and lubricate. The single largest problem is short engine life due to excessive soot in the engine oil. To control soot levels in engine oil, add a bypass centrifugal filtration device. IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuges are proven to reduce critical component wear and protect engines better than any competitors.

What is the best oil cleaning centrifuge on the market?

The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge is the best bypass filtration device available. The patented oil-cleaning centrifuge design provides unmatched fluid-cleaning performance. The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge removes down to the sub-micron level. The high efficiency IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge provides superior filtration results over the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge.

When considering an oil cleaning centrifuge, you must consider the new technology’s features, advantages, and benefits. What makes the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge the market-leading bypass filtration centrifuge? 

  • Bowl Disc Technology – Increasing efficiency by removing even more contaminants. The only engine oil pressure powered centrifuge of their size to use bowl disc – usually associated with much larger centrifuges – allowing the IOW centrifuge to remove significantly more small particles than any other competitor.
  • Fully Sealed Centrifuge Bowl – Reduced risk of cross-contamination between cleaned and dirty oil. 
  • Remote Monitoring – Provides operators and systems with valuable insight into its speed, cleaning, and service requirements. The IOW oil cleaning centrifuge is the only product on the market that provides operators with a choice of remote monitoring. Remote monitoring helps the operator ensure that the oil cleaning centrifuge runs optimally. This reduces servicing man hours and increases productivity.
  • Distributor Impeller – Eliminates back pressure by drawing in contaminated oil. Oil enters the centrifuge at the base of the oil cleaning centrifuge and, while spinning, draws the oil into the centrifuge by the distributor impeller. This reduces the risk of back pressure causing cross contamination and increases the centrifuge bowl (rotor) speed.

At 58 PSI (4 bar) pressure, the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge operates 15-30% RPMs faster than Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges. With the increase in oil centrifuge RPMs, the centrifugal separation efficiency is increased. The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge removes particles as small as a tenth of a micron. This can reduce engine wear by up to 50% and more. If you want the best oil cleaning centrifuge, look no further than the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge!

It takes nearly three (3) Spinner II 3600 oil cleaning centrifuges to outperform an IOW MP600 oil cleaning centrifuge!

 

How does the new oil cleaning centrifuge’s performance affect the separation efficiency? 

The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge is specifically designed to be more effective at removing contamination and soot particles than the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge. The higher the rotational speed (RPM), the better the separation performance. The higher RPMs of the oil cleaning centrifuge generate higher centrifugal forces. This higher centrifugal force (g force) increases the separation efficiency. The exceptional oil cleaning performance of the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuges is proven to reduce critical component wear and protect engines better.

Higher Oil Cleaning Centrifuge RPMs = Increased Centrifugal Force = Increased Separation Efficiency

The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuges look like Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges, but the only thing they have in common is the oil inlet thread size and thread fixing holes. Regarding servicing and cleaning, they are very easy to clean. It should take about 15-20 minutes to clean the oil centrifuge bowl, replace the paper insert, and put the IOW oil cleaning centrifuge back to work. Visit Separator Spares & Equipment’s YouTube channel for training videos on how to service and clean the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuges.

If you’re trying to decide between the IOW Group or Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge, save yourself the hassle and go with the IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge. To learn more, visit our IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge webpage or the IOW Group bypass filtration centrifuge website. Trust us, you won’t regret it. 

 

How does an IOW Group Oil Cleaning Centrifuge work?

 

Case Studies:  IOW Group vs. Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuges

 

Caterpillar C15 Acert Engine

Spinner-II-560HE-oil-cleaning-centrifugeThe 2004 Caterpillar C15 Acert diesel engine is mounted on a 2004 Peterbilt. This trucker uses Shell Rotella T6 15W-40 full synthetic lubrication oil. This diesel engine had a factory-supplied Spinner II 560 HE oil cleaning centrifuge. The trucker replaced the Spinner II 560 oil centrifuge with an IOW MP090 bypass centrifuge. The IOW MP090 oil centrifuges are designed as a “drop-in” replacement system. At 61 PSI engine lube oil pressure, the IOW CentriClean SCU App displayed 6,906 RPMs (IOW MP090 centrifuge RPMs).

Due to the innovative design of the IOW oil centrifuges, they have superior contamination removal over the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges. At the same engine oil pressure, the IOW centrifugal bypass filter spin faster than any competitive centrifugal bypass filter. 

Higher Centrifugal RPMs = Higher Centrifugal Force = Increased Reliability

The combination of protection, improved engine performance and reliability, remote monitoring, and the ability to extend oil drain intervals has many turning to IOW Group as their centrifugal bypass filter solution. IOW oil cleaning units are proven to reduce critical component wear. 

 

Cooper-Bessemer LS8SG Natural Gas Engine

Cooper-Bessemer-LS8SG-oil-cleaning-centrifuge The Cooper-Bessemer LS8SG is a 4-stroke lean-burn natural gas-fired reciprocating engine. These Cooper engines have a lube oil pressure of 36 PSI (2.48 bar). At these low engine oil pressures, the IOW oil centrifuges have double the relative centrifugal force (g-force) of the Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges. The unique design of the IOW oil centrifuge bowl provides superior separation efficiencies at all engine oil pressures. 

This customer is using Mobil Pegasus 805 Ultra engine oil. At 153.7°F engine oil temperature and 36 PSI lube oil pressure, the CentriClean SCU-0002 monitor displayed 4,000 centrifuge RPMs. This is a picture of the particle contamination removed from the engine oil in 389 hours. This customer has two (2) IOW MP200 oil centrifuges installed on one (1) Cooper-Bessemer LS8SG natural gas engine.

Results: Two (2) IOW MP200 oil cleaning units removed 819 grams within 557 hours (36 PSI) ==> 819 grams/557 hrs = 1.47 g/hr REMOVED or EACH MP200 oil cleaning unit removed (819/2) 409.50 grams/557 hr = 0.735 g/hr REMOVED. The IOW MP200 oil cleaning units provide exceptional oil cleaning performance at this low engine oil pressure. 

 

MAN B&W 12V25/30 Engine

MAN-12V2530-oil-cleaning-centrifugeThe MAN B&W 12V25/30 marine engine is a medium-speed, non-reversible four-stroke engine of trunk piston design with an exhaust gas turbocharger, intercooler, and equipment permitting change-over from clean diesel fuel operation to diesel-gas fuel operation. Clean oil is the engine’s lifeblood. This customer replaced their Spinner II 3600 oil cleaning centrifuge with the IOW Group MP600 centrifugal oil filter. 

At the same pump pressure, the IOW MP600 oil centrifuge spins faster than a Spinner II 3600 oil cleaning centrifuge. Higher centrifuge oil filter RPMs equals higher centrifugal force. Not all centrifuge oil filters are created equal. The oil-cleaning centrifuges manufactured by IOW Group are the only disc stack centrifuge filters on the market. 

 

Worthington SEHG-8G Engine

Worthington-SEHG8G-oil-cleaning-centrifugeThis natural gas customer wanted to improve their bypass filtration system with the goal of removing ultra fine particles. This 2,000 hp Worthington SEHG-8G reciprocating engine-driven compressor has previously installed a Spinner II 3600 oil centrifuge. The engine oil pressure of the Worthington SEHG-8G engine is 48 PSI. The oil cleaning centrifuges are pressure-driven centrifuges. The higher the inlet oil pressure, the higher the centrifugal force (g-force). Due to the patented design of the IOW Group oil centrifuges, they are more effective at removing large contaminants and ultra fine particles (particles as small as 1/10 of a micron). 

Higher Centrifugal RPMs = Higher Centrifugal Force = Better Separation Efficiency

The IOW Group oil centrifuges are the smallest of their kind to utilize bowl disc technology. The central bowl disc stack provides a greater surface area for fast and finer separation. The bowl disc stack assists in delivering the larger particulate to the outer bowl wall and forces even the smallest particles out of the oil. This makes the IOW Group oil centrifuges the best bypass filtration device on the market.

 

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IOW Group vs. Spinner II Oil Cleaning Centrifuge

 

Not all oil cleaning centrifuges are created equal. The oil cleaning centrifuges manufactured by IOW Group is the only disc stack centrifuge filter on the market. To learn more, visit our IOW Group – Disc Stack Centrifuge Filter webpage or the IOW Group Oil Cleaning Centrifuge website.

 

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