Fog-free machining at ITP Aerospace thanks to the X-CYCLONE C series

Fog-free machining at ITP Aerospace thanks to the X-CYCLONE C series

The Spanish ITP Aerospace in Bilbao produces under clean room conditions http://www.itpaero.com jet engines for the military and civil aviation, so for the airbus A 380. In a conditioned hall the engine parts are worked on gigantic milling machines, among which some come close to the size of a family home.

In order to keep the hall free of oil and emulsion mist, one or more X-CYCLONE C series high-performance oil mist separators from the Swabian company Rentschler Reven are installed on each machine. In several separation stages, even the finest microparticles in the nano range are trapped. This decentralized technology saves energy because only the separators of the running machines are in operation. And in case of a breakdown, not all production stops. The service is also easier and is possible without interrupting production.

The high separation efficiency comes about through the multi-stage technology: In a three-stage separator, for example, the first stage – an X-CYCLONE separation element – captures the solid particles and oil droplets in the order of 1 μm. The subsequent agglomerator concentrates the finer particles. These are in turn separated by another X-CYCLONE element.

In Bilbao, the separators sometimes have two additional stages: an air scrubber removes gas and odors, and in machines that release smoke, the final stage is still a particulate filter used. The high separation efficiency, according to Reven, allows the return of clean air to the hall. Further information on the X-CYCLONE C-Series air purifier product series used at ITP can be found here: http://www.reven.de/index.php?id=123&L=0