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    A Supplier's Approach to Turbine Oil Monitoring


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    To ensure the successful operation of a turbine circulating oil system, the turbine manufacturer, the turbine operator, and the lubricant supplier must cooperate by furnishing their technical expertise.

    Examples of turbine oil problems show that effective sampling procedures and monitoring of turbine oils is required to assure a long service life. ASTM Practice for In-Service Monitoring of Mineral Turbine Oils for Steam and Gas Turbines (D 4378) is an excellent guide to accomplish this.


    turbine circulating oil system, turbine oil monitoring, quality control, turbine lubricant, turbine oil analysis, warning limits, turbine oil additives

    Author Information:

    Trabert, GR
    Product quality manager, Product Engineering, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San Francisco, CA

    Schreuders, GJ
    Senior research engineer, Chevron Research Co., Richmond, CA

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.C0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18688S