Agitator Gearbox Study: Monitoring Water Ingress with Esco’s Oil Sight Glass
Reichhold Inc is a Houston based company that produces Polyester and Alkyd resins. They use large agitators with gearboxes on large tanks of the resins. About a year and a half ago, they began to realize they may have a problem with water getting into the gearboxes. At that time, they did not have a way to detect the amount of water in their system, and they would run their machinery until it failed. Then they discovered the Esco Oil Sight Glass as an inexpensive solution to their problem. Now they are able to monitor their oil quality and reduce failures in their equipment.