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How to Effectively Use the RULER & Report Antioxidants as Percentage of New Oil

This post is directly related to the effective use the RULER even when you don’t have a new oil reference sample or if you have multiple formulations in your reservoir. Monitoring the health of turbine oil antioxidants is one of the most important tests in determining the Remaining Useful Life of a turbine oil. RULER…

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…

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