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When do you change your turbine oil?

Most turbine oil users change their fluid based on its condition rather than interval-based oil changes, such as what we do when changing the motor oil in our vehicles. There is inconsistency however in understanding what conditions justify a lube oil change. Part of this inconsistency is due to lack of knowledge; part of it…

Setting Multi-Attribute Alarms for Wind Turbine Components

Introduction A significant challenge in operating a wind turbine is to know when there is trouble on the horizon. A primary method is to take measurements of various parameters. Turbines are constantly logging attributes such as wind speed and temperatures. Alongside, there are periodic measurements taken, such as gearbox oil samples. These attributes as a…

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…

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…

Look beyond the Spec Sheet when Selecting Turbine Oils

Ideally, a power plant selects a turbine oil that provides long life, free of performance problems, clear indicators of when the fluid needs to be changed and is provided by a dependable, knowledgeable supplier. It is more difficult than it appears however to choose such a fluid. The most common turbine oil selection criterion is…

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