The VG-R series.

Reusable adsorber without valves for indoor & outdoor use

GIEBEL Adsorber® of the VG-R series are reusable oil mist separators without valves. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use on hydraulic power packs, gearboxes, barrels & IBC.
The plastic housing is filled with activated carbon. Combined with a slosh guard and oil demister, the activated carbon cleans the air coming out of the unit, protecting the environment from oil aerosol contamination. When the adsorber is saturated (discoloration of the white silica gel layer), both the activated carbon bed and, if necessary, all other components of the internal system can be replaced at low cost. VG-R adsorbers are used on turbo gearboxes, test benches and recirculating oil lubrication systems.

Mode of operation.

Adsorption – separation of oil particles

  • The level of the system increases
  • The air containing oil is pressed out
  • Slosh guard and demister prevent oil droplets and finer oil particles from exiting the system
  • Glass fiber filter separates further particles
  • Activated carbon absorbs the finest oil aerosols

Oil-free exhaust air

Desorption – filtration of supply air

  • The filling level of the system decreases
  • Dirty air is sucked in
  • Pre-filter disk prevents the penetration of larger dirt particles
  • Air flows into the adsorber without pressure
  • Glass fiber filter filters air down to 3μm

Dry and clean supply air

Technical data.


Excess pressure in the system forces air containing oil out of the system. Large oil droplets are retained at the two-stage slosh guard and drip back into the system. The demister is used to condense larger oil particles, which stick to it, condense and also drip back.

Finer particles are separated at the 3µm glass fiber filter and returned to the tank. Only the finest oil aerosols end up in the high volume activated carbon. The 4mm cylindrical pellets adsorb all remaining particles, protecting the environment from contamination. At the end of the adsorber’s life cycle, the bottom white silica gel layer turns a brownish oil-like color, indicating the end of the operating interval.

Due to the valveless design and multi-stage separation, this adsorber has a high efficiency in separating particles from the system and a low differential pressure.

Pressure ratios.

Spare parts kits.

Sustainability starts with using product components for as long as their life cycle allows and replacing only those components that show signs of wear. With our spare parts packages for the refillable adsorber series, we ensure that you can replace each individual component of an adsorber as needed.

For example, the desiccant in our adsorbers becomes stressed over use, increasingly losing its ability to adsorb moisture and requiring replacement, while the adsorber housing is particularly durable. Our refillable adsorbers can therefore be easily opened and the desiccant replaced. Seals, particle filters and activated carbon disks, on the other hand, can withstand a few replacement cycles, depending on the load. However, we recommend replacing them after 4-5 replacement cycles at the latest to ensure smooth operation of the adsorbers.

Our spare parts packages include gaskets, particle filters, activated carbon disks and other components matched to the respective adsorber series. The matching desiccants for the adsorbers are available separately and in different sizes.

Adsorber Spare parts kits