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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…

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…

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…


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