KENCO KLCE OIL LEVEL CONTROLLER

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KLCE Oil Level Controller

(Single Switch for Low Level Alarm in Explosion Proof Exclosure)

 

Operating Principle

KENCO Oil Level Controllers are designed to maintain the running oil level in the crankcase of stationary engines, compressors, and mechanical lubricator boxes. The KENCO oil controller works in conjunction with an overhead oil supply system which feeds the oil level controller. As the oil is consumed, the oil controller supplies the required amount of oil to maintain a proper level in the crankcase. The oil controller maintains the proper amount of oil in the crankcase using a float controlled valve. The valve opens and closes as oil is needed in the crankcase to provide a constant oil level. The oil level switch in the KLCE is an electric switch in an explosion proof enclosure, rated for hazardous hydrogen gas environments. The float switch monitors the oil in the crankcase. The level within the crankcase directly corresponds with the oil level in the oil level controller housing. If the oil level in the crankcase drops 3/4″ past the centerline, the switch will trip sending an alarm.

Models Available

  • KLCE – Oil Level Controller with S.P.D.T. Electric Switch in Explosion Proof Enclosure
  • KLCE-DPDT  Oil Level Controller with D.P.D.T. Electric Switch in Explosion Proof Enclosure

Applications

  • Hazardous locations where flammable or combustible elements are present.
  • Stationary engines and compressors
  • Mechanical lubricators
  • Pumps

Features

  • Reduces maintenance by maintaining a constant lube level.
  • Protects against lubrication failure
  • Controller mechanism fully removable without draining oil
  • Easy view convex sight window
  • High pressure applications up to 70psi
  • Fire Safe Valves Available
  • Oil inlet allows for piping configuration from any direction
  • Oil outlets on either side of housing and in the bottom to allow for various piping configurations
  • Easy access to switch float through 3/8″ vent hole in top of housing for simple testing of switch operation
  • Direct mount adapters eliminate equalizing problems and reduce installation costs
  • Models available with multiple switches to measure high and low levels or low/low levels (See KHL, KSHL, KSLL)
  • Oil level controllers for synthetic oil applications now available
  • CSA & ATEX Approved explosion proof switch enclosure

Specifications

 

Standard Materials of Construction

  • Valve Seat Buna-N
  • Optional Valve Seat Material  Fluorocarbon
  • Valve Orifice  Aluminum
  • Housing  Aluminum
  • Float Material  Closed Cell Polyurethane
  • Oil Inlet Screen  20 Mesh Brass Cloth
  • Sight Window
    • Transparent Nylon (UV Stabilized)
    • Hermetically Sealed Glass (Optional)

Process Connections

  • Oil Inlet Connection  1/2″ FNPT
  • Oil Outlet Connections  (3) 3/4″ FNPT
  • Switch Conduit Connection  1/2″ FNPT

Oil Inlet Data

  • Static Head Pressure Range 2-25 ft. / 0.86-9.5 psi
  • Maximum Temperature 180°F / 82°C
  • High Pressure Models
    • A = 10-35 psi
    • B = 36-70 psi

Minimum Flow Rate Test Results

Standard Unit Tested at 32ºF with SAE 30

  • 2′ head 1.45 GPH
  • 4′ head 2.46 GPH
  • 6′ head 3.49 GPH

HP-A Unit Tested at 32ºF with SAE 30

  • 10 PSI 4.09 GPH

HP-B Unit Tested at 32ºF with SAE 30

  • 35 PSI 3.38 GPH
  • 70 PSI 6.92 GPH

Electrical Switch Data

  • Switch Trip Point 3/4″ Drop
  • Switch Ratings

     

    • 15 amp, 125/250/480 VAC
    • 0.5 amp, 125 VDC
    • 0.25 amp, 250 VDC
    • 1/8 hp, 125 VAC
    • 1/4 hp, 250 VAC
  • Maximum Temperature 180ºF / 82ºC
  • Electrical Connection 1/2″ FNPT
  • Standard Circuitry Single Pole Double Throw
  • Alternate Circuitry Options
    • Double Pole Double Throw (KLCE, KHL Only)
    • High Level Switches (See KHL, KSHL)
    • Low/Low Level Switches (See KSLL)

* CSA Approved Class I, Div.1, Div.2, Group B, C & D Hazardous Locations.

ATEX Approved II 2 G EX d IIB + H2 T5

Mounting Adapter Options

  • 1= Clark MA & CFA
  • 2= Clark HMB & TMB
  • 3= Clark RA, HRA, HBA, HCA, HLA & TLA
  • 4= Ingersol-Rand SVG & KVS
  • 5= Ingersol-Rand KVG
  • 6= Cooper-Bessemer GMW
  • 7= Cooper-Bessemer GMV
  • 8= Cooper-Bessemer GMX
  • 9= Universal Mounting Adapter
  • 9MS= KLCE type housing with four 3/8″-16UNC integral mounting studs for use with -9 universal mounting adapter or any mounting configuration which incorporates the stud pattern
    • Note: This option does not include the universal mounting adapter
  • 10= Slotted Adapter for Universal Mounting
  • 11= Mechanical Lubricator Mounting
  • 12= Post Mount for 1/2″ Pipe
  • 14= Cooper Superior Compressor (Formerly White)
  • 15= Ingersoll-Rand XVG & PVG
  • 16= Cooper-Bessemer BMV & 275 (Available with varied oil level)
  • 17= Waukesha VHP Engines F2895, F3521, F5108, L5790 and L7042
    • Replaces Inspection Door with Single Bolt Mounting Arrangement
  • 18= Waukesha VHP Engines F2895, F3521, F5108, L5790 and L7042
    • Same as -17 except with integral KENCO 1618 Low Flow Meter
  • 19= Ingersoll-Rand Rotary
  • 21= Cooper-Bessemer 2400 SERIES 6
  • 24= Ariel JGE (2/4 Throw), JGH (2/4 Throw), JGK (2/4 Throw) and JGT (2/4 Throw) Compressors
  • 25= Ariel JGU (2/4/6 Throw), JGZ (2/4/6 Throw), KBB (4/6 Throw) and KBV (4/6 Throw) Compressors
  • 26= Ariel KBU (2/4/6 Throw) and KBZ (2/4/6 Throw) Compressors
  • 27= Waukesha VHP Engines F2895, F3521, F5108, L5790, L5794 and L7042
    • Replaces Inspection Door with Two Bolt Mounting Arrangement
  • 28= Waukesha P9394 Engine
    • Replaces Inspection Door
  • 37= Waukesha P9390 Engine
    • Replaces Inspection Door
  • 38= Waukesha P9390 Engine
    • Same as -37 except with integral KENCO 1618 Low Flow Meter
  • 39 = Waukesha P9390 Engine
    • Same as -37 except with integral KENCO 14308 Low Flow Meter
  • 40 = Waukesha VHP Engines F2895, F3521, F5108, L5790 and L7042
    • Same as -17 except with integral KENCO 1618 Low Flow Meter
  • 48A= Ariel JGB (4/6 Throw), JGC (2 Throw), JGD (2 Throw), JGF (2 Throw) and JGV (4/6 Throw) Compressors
  • 48B= Ariel JGC (4/6 Throw), JGD (4/6 Throw) and JGF (4/6 Throw) Compressors with Standard Shaft Rotation and Single Chain Drive / Ariel JGC (6 Throw), JGD (6 Throw) and JGF (4/6 Throw) Compressors with Reverse Shaft Rotation and Dual Chain Drive
  • 48C= Ariel JGC (4/6 Throw), JGD (4/6 Throw) and JGF (4/6 Throw) Compressors with Reverse Shaft Rotation and Single Chain Drive / Ariel JGC (6 Throw), JGD (6 Throw) and JGF (6 Throw) Compressors with Standard Shaft Rotation and Dual Chain Drive
  • 991= Dresser Rand HOS, HOSS and MOS Compressors
  • C33/34= Caterpillar C3300/3400 Engines

Additional Options

Electric Switch Option

  • DPDT= Double Pole Double Throw Switch

Oil Inlet Pressure Options

  • HPA= High pressure Oil Inlet, 10-35psi
  • HPB= High pressure Oil Inlet, 36-70psi

Fire Safe Valve Option

  • FS= Fire Safe Valves

Seal Option

  • V = Fluorocarbon Seals

Hose Kit Option

  • K = Hose Kit consisting of 6′ of 3/4″ I.D. Hose, (2) 1/2″ NPT Hose Barbs, (2) 3/4″ NPT Hose Barbs and (4) Hose Clamps

Synthetic Oil Option

  • Contact KENCO with Type and Specific Gravity of synthetic oil being used in the application