Oil-Filling Column

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Oil-Filling Column


a mechanical device used in adding oil to the engines of transportation vehicles. It consists of a body with a meter (which measures the quantity of oil added), dispensing equipment, and a pump (which feeds the oil from a tank into the column). The dispensing equipment includes a flexible hose and a gun mechanism with feed and cutoff valves.

The output of an oil-filling column is 10-12 liters per minute. The counting of a single filling and the total oil consumption is accurate to within 1 percent.


Berezkin, V. I., and K. A. Krasnov. Oborudovanie dlia garazhei i stantsii obsluzhivaniia avtomobilei, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1964.
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