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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…

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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