In today's world companies rely on turbines and compressors to provide power and gas transportation for core processes. Turbines and compressors already have demanding lubrication requirements and those demands are increasing. More demands are being put on these fluids as reservoir size and working clearances decrease and system power outputs, pressures, temperatures and oil service life increase. Lubricants must be highly oxidative and thermally stable to be able to handle high operating temperatures. Additionally the lubricant must remain contaminant free to properly lubricate bearings and gears, and to act as a favourable hydraulic medium for governors and valving systems.
Oil oxidation and sludge will lead to sticking servo valves meaning turbines will not start on demand. Oil contamination will accelerate wear, cause governors and valves to operate erratically and plug system filters. Unmonitored, poor oil condition leads to unplanned outages which are extremely expensive. Besides repair and maintenance companies may have to purchase power off the power grid at costs exceeding $50,000 per day.
In order to achieve peace of mind on the operating condition of your turbine and compressor lubricants you need the comprehensive testing that WearCheck Advanced Oil Monitoring provides. Specifically designed for industrial turbines and compressors, WearCheck's advanced oil monitoring combines well established industry tests with more recent advances in industry testing to provide an unparalleled view of the operating condition of your critical lubricants.
WearCheck's Advanced Oil Monitoring™ determines the levels of remaining anti-oxidants in the oil, detects for unwanted oil contamination and will accurately determine the suitability of the lubricant for continued use. A comprehensive diagnosis will warn you of any potential for damaging varnish build-up and includes recommendations for any necessary maintenance actions to remove contaminants and restore the lubricant to proper operating conditions.
WearCheck's Advanced Oil Monitoring™ is intended for use with gas, steam, hydro-electric and aero derivative turbines and large reciprocating and rotary compressors.