Technically yes it can – but it takes too long. Oil would not become contaminated with acids (caused by water reacting with sulphur oxides) or have its viscosity altered by fuel dilution if engine heat alone could do the job of removing unwanted liquids.
IPU’s OilLife Bypass Oil Filter System includes an evaporation chamber. This provides the right combination of controlled heat, lack of pressure and thin film of oil to enable water, gases and the light hydrocarbons of fuel to vaporise. They are then released directly to the atmosphere.
The OilLife system’s advantage is it has the opposite scenario to the engine:
IPU’s OilLife bypass oil filter (formerly known as EOLS: Extended OilLife System) is a kidney loop filtration system that enhances engine lubrication beyond the capabilities of traditional oil filters. Working in parallel with standard oil filtration, the OilLife system uses both filtration and evaporation to remove solid, chemical and gaseous contaminants from oils and hydraulic fluids. When combined with IPU’s OilAlert oil condition sensors, you can extend oil life and enjoy the security of realtime reporting of oil quality.
IPU’s OilLife system is suitable for engine, hydraulic, transmission and compressor oils. The benefits include: