A turbine OEM and a clean-technology company have teamed up to focus on lubricant condition monitoring and contamination control. Their cooperation aims to maximize the performance of lubricants used in rotating equipment such as turbines. The safe and reliable operation of turbines and compressors depend upon contaminant-free lubricants.
To ensure their equipment provides best-in-class performance, Siemens has engaged in advanced laboratory testing for many years to monitor the condition of the fluids used in their rotating equipment. A few years ago, Siemens identified a growing lubrication problem in rotating equipment caused by fluid degradation which created deposits known as varnish or lacquer. These deposits coat the internals of machine components impairing their dependable operation.
After significant research and testing, Siemens selected Fluitec’s Electrophysical Separation Process (ESP) as its preferred technology to solve lubricant deposit issues, extending the life of the oil and equipment components. Siemens and Fluitec are actively providing ESP technology to Siemens’ own operating plants and global customer base.
“The reliable operation of our turbines and compressors is of critical importance to Siemens,” says Gerard Sterz of Siemens AG Energy Sector in Germany. Providing our customers with Fluitec’s ESP technology lets them extend the life of their lubricant assets while improving plant efficiencies and uptime.”
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