Turbines

Turbines are extremely critical, high precision and expensive pieces of equipment. Turbines are key to electrical power generation and other sophisticated systems such as jet engines.

Briefly described, turbines consist of a shaft with blades attached to it and propelled at very high speed by a flow of high velocity water (in liquid or steam phase) or gas.

There are four main causes to turbine oil degradation:

Two tests are recommended to monitor the condition of turbine oil: The RPVOT and the RULER®test. The RPVOTmeasures the lubricant’s resistance to oxidation and sludge formation. The Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine (RULER®) test measures the oxidative resistance levels of oil. This test can determine the remaining useful life of used oil by comparing its anti-oxidative concentration (oxidation inhibitors) with those of new oil.

For additional information, please view our December 2012, February 2013 and April 2013 Newsletters.

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