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    Evaluation and Performance of Turbine Oils


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    Rust- and oxidation-inhibited turbine oils are composed of a base oil containing at least two additives, one an antioxidant, the other a rust inhibitor. These three principal components must be selected in such a way that they can work together harmoniously, without interfering with each other's functions. Thus, even the most effective rust inhibitor would be undesirable if it showed a tendency to form oil-soluble, catalytically active metallic soaps which would interfere with the function of the antioxidant and could hasten oil-breakdown. Similarly, even the most potent antioxidant is of little value if it is corrosive to metals and promotes rusting or if it forms sludge in service no matter what the reason.

    Author Information:

    von Fuchs, George H.
    Consulting Chemist and Chemical EngineerConsultant, Doble Engineering Co., Niagara FallsBelmont, N. Y.Mass.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.C0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48046S