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Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

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Can anyone tell me what the industry standard is for a piping material for these fluids. All of the piping will be filed painted so I immediately thought schedule 40 black steel. However, the chassis grease pump is a Fire Ball 300 (50:1 ratio) model 226013. The manufacturers specifications list a maximum operating pressures of 5000 PSI. This is way outside of the operating pressure range of schedule 40 and 80. Can someone recommend a material and fittings method for these fluids? Thanks!

RE: Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

Can you explain the application? Sounds like this is a vehicle maintenance application with central lubricant system? Are you sure about the pressure for transmission fluid and other liquids? For grease, maybe, but transmission fluid at 5000 psi?

FWIW, nowadays there would be more localized systems to be able to handle all the different types of fluids. Modern tansmissions have very specific requirements and even a shop serving one brand needs very many different fluids. So this kind of precludes central systems from the old days (when one oil was used for most vehicles)

RE: Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

I think this would fall outside of HVAC/R; you'd probably have better luck in the pipelines forum.

RE: Oil, Chassis Grease and Transmission Fluid Piping Material?

Did a project a few years back where we designed a multifluid system. We used Hydraulic Line Tubing by SVI International. The stuff we used had a working pressure slightly higher than 3,000 psig. They might have higher rated materials.

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