Oil Inspection Sight Glasses

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Clean Lube Solutions’ range of Des-Case visual oil inspection products make it easy to monitor oil level and quality at a glance and are easy to install on almost all lubricating machinery oil reservoirs.

Des-Case Visual Inspection Glasses are designed for installation on equipment with fluid lubrication systems to allow the user to visually monitor the colour, clarity and purity of the lubrication fluid.

MODELS

3-D Bullseye

The new, redesigned, 3-D BullsEye enables constant oil monitoring from any angle and is manufactured from tough polyamide providing better clarity, durability and chemical and environmental resistance than ever before.The threaded end enables ease of installation and the domed oil viewing end makes for quick and easy monitoring of oil condition.

The new Des-Case 3-D BullsEye sight glass is effective in most operating environments with a recommended temperature range of -40˚C to 93˚C and the maximum operating pressure of 65 psi at 93˚C (4.48 bar). Available in a range of fittings and sizes.

Horizontal Oil Sight Glass

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesDesigned for equipment that is located too close to the ground to install the Standard Visual Sight Glass, the Horizontal Oil Sight Glass solves the problem of limited access. Minimum ground clearance is typical for many gear boxes. This problem is solved by the eccentric placement of the inlet nipple and outlet drain valve to allow for the same efficient functionality of the Oil Sight Glass but in a horizontal position.

The Horizontal Oil Sight Glass is effective in most operating environments with the maximum temperature rating of 230 °F and the maximum pressure rating of 265#. (Operating Temperatures and Pressures: 180°F to 265 PSI, 203°F to 66 PSI, 230°F at atmospheric pressure).

Large Volume Oil Sight Glasses

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesHigh volume vertical models of 16 oz. and 32 oz. are used in situations where water contamination is severe or the operators want to observe larger volumes of oil.

When reservoirs or equipment produce so much water such that other products cannot hold it all between maintenance checks, the Large Volume Oil Sight Glass provides the extra storage to keep water out of the oil until it can be drained.

Operating Temperatures and Pressures: 180°F to 265 PSI, 203°F to 66 PSI, 230°F at atmospheric pressure.

Condition Monitoring Pod

Condition_Monitoring_PodEarly detection of machine faults and abnormal wear is key to machine reliability. The failure development period begins with ”P”, the point of first detection, and ends with “F”, the state of operational failure. The longer the PF interval the greater the likelihood a failure can be detected before expensive collateral damage and unscheduled downtime occurs. The CMP enables daily inspections across numerous critical parameters. This capability delivers a huge benefit over less frequent oil sampling and other condition monitoring activities (vibe, thermography, acoustics, etc.).

Most sight glass level gauges are used only to confirm oil volume. Many root causes and symptoms of machine failure are missed due to the limited ability of these sight glasses. The Condition Monitoring Pod is a multi-parameter inspection pod that greatly modernizes and expands daily one-minute inspections.

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesFEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Install in minutes and last for years
  • Manufactured in USA of pressure welded durable cast acrylics & brass or s/s hardware
  • Fully proven in aggressive environments
  • Exceptionally cost effective

Oil Sight Glass (OSG)

LL_Esco_sight_glasses-005With the OSG users have an immediate visual inspection of the oil and the ability to drain any accumulated water. The OSG is installed directly to a drain port located at the bottom of a reservoir or with an elbow for drain ports located on the side of the equipment. The spring loaded drain valve is utilized to drain off any water contamination. Any sediment or particles in the lubricating fluid will matriculate to the OSG where, upon inspection, the user can determine the appropriate action.

The Oil Sight Glass is effective in most operating environments with the maximum temperature rating of 230 °F and the maximum pressure rating of 265#. (Operating Temperatures and Pressures: 180°F to 265 PSI, 203°F to 66 PSI, 230°F at atmospheric pressure).

Oil Sight Glass & Level Monitor (OSGL)

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesThe Des-Case Oil Sight Glass and Level Monitor provides continuous and instantaneous monitoring of oil including the level. It comes in standard heights from 3” to 24″, to correspond to the distance from the oil reservoir access port and the maximum height the oil will reach, and can be customized for special applications.

OSGL allows the user to view the oil colour, clarity and accumulation of water or other contaminates. The strong, clear cast acrylic body allows for viewing of the level. The spring loaded drain valve is positioned to quickly discharge any water before it damages the oil lubricity. Red and green Buna O-rings are included with the OSGL to mark upper and lower limits, or to designate running oil level and idle oil level. Each Visual Inspection Sight Glass & Level Monitor comes with a 2 micron breather, which allows the oil level to equalize with the level inside the system. If you require a closed loop system, install the OSGL without the breather and use the top opening to port back into your equipment.

A Dual Port Oil Sight Glass & Level Monitor version is available with a second 3/8″ NPT port opposite the installation nipple to allow the installation of a Sample Port for oil sampling.

The Oil Sight Glass and Level Monitor is effective in most operating environments with the maximum temperature rating of 230 °F and the maximum pressure rating of 265#. (Operating Temperatures and Pressures: 180°F to 265 PSI, 203°F to 66 PSI, 230°F at atmospheric pressure).

High Temperature Oil Sight Glasses

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesIn environments with exposure to temperatures exceeding 160°F on a regular basis, the High Temperature Des-Case Visual Sight Glass provides support up to 450°F.
The prefect solution when radiant heat from nearby equipment or unusually high operating temperatures exceed the safe use of the regular Oil Sight Glasses. Only available in vertical style, the Pyrex Glass and Teflon End Caps allow for operating and environmental temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit so even under extreme temperature conditions you are still able to visually monitor the oil qualities and expel water contamination.

The High Temperature Oil Sight Glass is effective in most operating environments with the maximum temperature rating of 450 °F and the maximum pressure rating of 200 PSI.

Oil Level Indicator

Oil Inspection Sight GlassesThe Oil Level Indicator (OLI) is used by maintenance professionals to gauge the oil level inside large tanks, gearboxes and reservoirs. When water contamination is not a problem or when a regular Des-Case Visual Sight Glass is already installed at the drain port, the Oil Level Indicator can be utilized to monitor oil level. The OLI is a clear acrylic tube with ½” NPT threads at each end. Red and green Buna O-rings are included with the OLI to mark upper and lower limits or to designate running oil level and idle oil level. It can be installed with the optional breather at the top ½” NPT port. If the user requires a closed loop, the ½” NPT can be used as a connector port to feed back into the system. Operators can visually monitor the oil for dirt and debris and take appropriate preventive action.

Magnet Drain Valve Option

LL_Esco_sight_glasses-015The strong pull from this rare earth magnet will attract and hold microscopic ferrous particles. Further analysis of these particles can help determine what component is failing for replacement. The Magnet Drain Valve is easily interchanged with the standard drain valve on any Des-Case Oil Sight Glass Product.