May 12, 2023
Maximizing The Performance of Turbine OilEngines that operate turbines are required to use special lubricants due to the unique demands of the machines. Turbine oils have a different chemical makeup of other types of lubricants. It is absolutely vital to choose the proper lubricant for turbine engines. When changing the oil in a turbine engine system it is important to not only remove the dirty oil, but to also flush the system.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Proper LubricantThere are several factors involved in choosing the right lubricant for any given application. Those factors can include:
- Operating Hours
Oxidation ConcernsOxidation stability involves the suppression of the oxidation process. Oxidation is commonly referred to as rust. When oxidation builds up inside the turbine engine, small contaminants, including metal shavings can cause the lubricant to become dirty. There are specific oxidation inhibiting oils known as R&O oils that help to keep rust at bay.
Oil AdditivesIt is important to note that while oil additives can help to extend the life of the oil used, it does not stop oxidation agents like those listed below:
- Water Removal Systems
- Oil Coolers
- Oil Filters
The Importance of MaintenanceIt is incredibly important to properly maintain turbine engines. If you are in need of steam turbine repair services or rotating equipment repair. At Allied Marine & Industrial, we have the expertise to properly service and repair any and all turbine engines.
Turbine System FlushingDirty oil can affect machine dependability and premature engine failure. Contamination can enter into the machine from a variety including:
- During Assembly
- During Repairs
- From the Operating Environment
- Oil Degradation