Volume 4, Issue 10 (November 2007)

    Contamination of Power Generation Lubricants

    (Received 25 September 2007; accepted 24 October 2007)

    Published Online: 2007

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the potential sources of fluid contamination that may occur during the manufacture, transportation, delivery, and use of a turbine oil for power generation. A turbine oil is a very precise formulation. If it becomes polluted with other lubricants or water, its performance could be compromised. The paper first identifies the potential sources of contamination that may be found when using a turbine oil. Then the consequences of contamination of the lubricant are considered. In conclusion, the paper proposes possible solutions to some of these practical problems regarding the sources of contamination. The paper will not consider the effects of particulate contamination. Because this is a well documented subject, the need for high levels of cleanliness in turbines is accepted practice.


    Author Information:

    Butke, Betsy
    Technology ManagerProject Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH

    Barber, Allan
    Technology Manager, Lubrizol International Laboratories, The Knowle, Hazelwood, Belper, Derbyshire,

    Oliveto, Christina
    Technology ManagerProject Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH


    Stock #: JAI101456

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI101456

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    Title Contamination of Power Generation Lubricants
    Symposium Oxidation and Testing of Turbine Oils, 2005-12-08
    Committee D02