Why would you use a Duocel® foam air/oil separator?
Air oil separators have been used to separate oil from hot gasses ever since the invention of the turbine jet engine by utilizing a set of rotating paddles. Within the last 10 years the aerospace industry has moved away from the paddle design and is now utilizing foam metals. Duocel® aluminum foam is rapidly becoming the industry standard by which all others are being judged. Custom designed air oil separators are manufactured to meet the most challenging requirements.
Who uses Duocel® foam air/oil separators?
Air/oil separators are typically used in aircraft engine gearboxes where high performance is required from a compact & lightweight design.