13 years ago
Speaking of tainted coolant, where does alladis stuff *go*, exactly??
Tainted or not, I hate to watch it just *disappear*!
Since my buddy has commandeered Le Fadal, with the machine in use about 8
hours a day for this job, I'm losing about 2-3 gals/day it seems.
"Regular" setup, approx. 30 psi flood coolant, from a regular centrifugal
pump, 35 gal rectangular tank.
Also, I never have full-volume flood going; mebbe 1/3-1/2 full flood.
No ostensible leaks (at least not any that I'm not already catching in
Doesn't seem to be just water evaporation, bec if it were, the coolant
would get thicker, and upon adding water, would more-or-less return to
normal, but in fact it just gets pretty thin, indicating that water PLUS
soluble are disappearing.
Emerging pcs are blown off pretty well, so I don't think I'm losing much
And yeah, the tank level rises overnight, as the coolant-soaked chips drain
the stuff back, so I'm not counting this temporary loss.
Not really complaining, as much as curious as to what's going on.
How much do y'all consume? Under what circumstances?
I should also mention that in the fadal 3016L with a graymill's centrifugal,
that if the coolant level drops 4-5" from the screens, the tank loses
coolant like mad, as for some reason the pump is now able to throw the stuff
out of the tank, despite the covers.
Inyone encounter this?
This really IS a pita, altho I have learned to be more vigilant about tank