What causes oil foam formation in lubricating systems?

asked 24 May '17, 19:29

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There are few possible causes:

  • Over filled casing
  • Plugged tank vent
  • Wrong oil grade for application with no antifoaming additives.
  • Water in oil
  • Solids in oil
  • Oil aerated

Foaming reduces life of oil. Lip sealed shafts may fail due to lack of oil wedge.

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answered 24 May '17, 19:37

May 24, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
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