Case study on a cooling tower fan gearbox failure caused by reduced sampling frequency and trend analysis, which contributed to a lack of maintenance action. This resulted in an $800,000 gearbox failure.
Turbines are critical to the operation of power generation plants, however when one goes down it has major costs associated with maintenance activities and downtime. Advanced annual oil analysis provides an additional layer of insurance, recommended by organizations like ASTM and EPRI. The testing is aligned with common issues that turbine oils often encounter.