Energy reliability is essential in the world today, so scheduling turbine maintenance can improve the bottom line of any energy generating unit. Oil drains for power-generating turbines are especially expensive because they require other energy producers to cover the gap in the grid, so it’s critical to extend drains intervals safely and catch maintenance problems early. Fluid analysis can determine if:
- Lubrication meets the standards for the extreme working conditions of turbines
- Trends will develop into catastrophic failures
- Changing the fluid will solve a problem
- If varnish (oil oxidation) is occurring
Proper fluid analysis will help you maximize equipment performance while limiting expensive oil changes and unexpected downtime.