Best Practices for Monitoring Industrial Compressor Lubricants

Compressors can be found in numerous places and industries. Usually, the large industrial, primarily axial and radial type compressors are critical in industries such as refineries, steel, petrochemical, chemical and even in food and beverage. These compressors are usually subjected to high thermal stress and possible ingression of reactive gases. These can significantly contribute to […]

Can Varnish Exist with a Low MPC Value?

Typically, MPC (Membrane Patch Calorimetry) has been used to indicate the presence of varnish in systems. However, there have been instances where a low MPC was reported but varnish still existed in the system! Before we explore this further, let’s take a look at the Lab tests used to identify the presence of varnish. These […]