Turbine lubrication – a fresh look

Premium lubricants that meet or exceed OEM specifications not only boost the productivity and longevity of high-efficiency steam and gas turbines, but they can also be tailored to enhance certain aspects of performance – such as extend service life. On the other hand, an underperforming lubricant can quickly result in component failure and lengthy turbine shutdowns. Given the financial importance of keeping machinery operational, the choice of lubricant is a very significant one. Once this decision is made, turbine operators are often reluctant to revisit it.
This article explores how not taking a fresh look can mean missing out on the performance gains offered by innovative additive chemistry – particularly as turbine technology advances and operating conditions become ever more severe. Do you know if your lubricant will pass the test of time?