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Max Distance Displacement Oiler to Engine


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Is there a maximum distance a displacement oiler can be from the engine, or can it go anywhere in the steam line before the engine
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Default Re: Max Distance Displacement Oiler to Engine

I am starting with the obvious. The displacement oiler work this way. As live steam enters the oiler it condenses to water and sinks to the bottom of the oiler (heavier than oil) Now it does what it is called, it displaces the oil with water and the oil flows out into the steam line. I don't know if there is an exact number that you are looking for but I would assume that if it were placed anywhere along the steam supply line it would provide oil to the cylinder and valve of the engine.
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