WMO users in Ohio?

maa45069

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I just looked it up you're right most dryers spin at a maximum of 2000 RPMs but some commercial ones spin up to 3900 according to a quick Google search
 

John S-B

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I just looked it up you're right most dryers spin at a maximum of 2000 RPMs but some commercial ones spin up to 3900 according to a quick Google search
But you still need the proper type bowl, machined and balanced, to separate out the waste.
 

John S-B

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Ok, so I think I'm close to getting a setup, it would filter 55 gal. of WVO or WMO in 2-4 hours depending on how dirty the oil is. It would be mounted to a drum already, so it would easily fit in most larger SUV type vehicles, vans, and obviously pickups. It shouldn't be very heavy as it would be able to be disassembled. It has a drum heater, pump, centrifuge, and transfer pump. I'd set it up so that you'd have a dirty oil tank, filter in the drum, and then transfer to a clean oil tank.
My question is, what do you think it would be worth charging for say a week's use? I'm not trying to get rich, but just cover the cost of transport and some cleaning items and wear and tear. It of course would have to be cleaned before being returned, but that shouldn't be too hard. And who all's interested??

edit, I actually have it narrowed down to two types of units, a pressure unit and a gravity unit, both about the same price and with heat capability.
 
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old as hell thread..... but in case anyone in Southern OH does wmo...... particular in a CAT 3116 (or vw tdi) would love to pick your brain
 

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I don't think cat's injection system like wmo or wvo much. But I don't have any experience or heard much about people trying. Heard good things about pre-'03 tdi though. Again no practical experience myself but just things I have read on the interweb.
Sorry I am not much more help. Hopefully some one might know. Cheers
 

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I googled "steel soldiers alternative fuel cat 3116" and it brought up several threads about alternative fuels. You might have found them already by now
 

John S-B

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LOOKY WHAT I JUST GOT!!!!!


centrifuge 1.jpg

Got it from PA Biodiesel Supply. It's a 120 GPH centrifuge unit, complete with everything, just have to pick up a couple of drums tomorrow morning. I also have a thermostat control coming so I can limit the maximum heat from the band heater. It's 1300w, so I'll have to do some tests to see how long it takes to heat up the oil. It's supposed to be at least 170 to spin, but I'd like to see if I can get it closer to 200 degrees to better cook out any moisture. My oil has been settling for a couple of years now in drums, so it should be ready to go. I also am going to do a video on the set up I'll have, and a couple of mods I have in mind. I hope to have it running in a week or so, I want to make a cart to put it on to make moving it around easier. I may think about renting it out, but I have to think about what all I'd require to do that.
 
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