Lubrication Academy Course Dates September 17 & 18th in Atlantic City, NJ

You are invited! Fluitec is pleased to announce that the next Lubrication Academy will be in Atlantic City, NJ on September 17-18, 2013. Lubrication Academy has been attended by hundreds of people from over 25 countries. This highly acclaimed course provides in-depth information on how to best monitor and maintain critical lubricants used in rotating […]

Wind Turbine Gearbox Oil Analysis Strategy

By Greg Livingstone, Amar Pradhan and Mary Moon of Fluitec International *This blog is an excerpt from the Wind Turbine Gearbox Oil Analysis Strategy whitepaper. To receive a copy of the full text, request by clicking here. Wind turbines have the potential to generate enough power to meet growing needs for electricity, diversify sources of […]

How to Increase Varnish Mitigation Performance by Incorporating Customizable ESP Media

Varnish is widely accepted as a lubricant failure mode in many applications such as turbine, hydraulic and compressors. Non-detergent R&O oils are among the most susceptible to develop deposits. The image at the top of this post, shows the presence of varnish deposits in the bearing, shaft and gear surfaces of a compressor. These types […]

The Frequency of Changing your Turbine Oils

Due to the large reservoir sizes of steam and gas turbines, it is most common to change turbine oils based on their condition rather than time. The most widely used guideline for determining the end of the useful life of the oil is ASTM D4378. A common endpoint is when the oxidative stability or antioxidant […]

Thoughts on Interpreting Results for the New ASTM Standard for Varnish Potential

Turbine oil varnish has been a well-documented reliability challenge for power plants. Traditional oil analysis techniques have been ineffective at predicting the onset of deposit problems in turbine oils – often defined as varnish. This has led to the commercialization of several new analytical tests which measures oil degradation products and can be correlated to […]