API recently released the API Standard 610 12th additions relating to bearing housings. This addition includes some changes to the BS&W Bowls (Bottom Sediment and Water Bowls). Learn how these changes affect them.
Never assume your new oil is clean. Always verify its condition with oil analysis to confirm viscosity, composition, and contamination levels. It'll confirm you received the correct oil and the next steps required to prepare it for application.
Easily extend the life of your equipment and lubricant by making a few modifications to your lubrication program.
It is sometimes difficult to decide which test method should be used to determine water content in lubricating oils. Whichever method is used, one thing is certain – water is one of the major causes of lubricant, component, and machine failure.
Water contamination in lubricating oils causes premature oil degradation and accelerated wear of machine component. Prevention and control of water contamination is very often the most reliable means of preventing equipment failures. The use of portable filtration systems will help to reduce the amount of water contamination in lubricating oils.
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.
To get more value from oil analysis, it is important to take reference samples so you’re not missing out on valuable insights.
Desiccant breathers are an excellent tool against water ingression; however, they do need to be replaced when spent to be able to protect your equipment from water issues. There are few tips to keep you on top of replacing desiccant breathers when needed.
Equipment doesn’t stop because temperature plummet. But the harsh winter weather can have an impact on your equipment – especially how it’s maintained. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could have difficulties making it through the winter.
A Combined Cycle Power Generation plant adapts their lubrication and reliability program to address the various stages of the Journey of the Lubricant and realizes the full potential of a preventative lubrication and reliability program.