Extended-Life Turbine Oil
EP Editorial Staff | May 1, 2018
Endure Turbine Oil (6481-6482) uses a blend of highly refined base oils and proprietary additive technology optimized to reportedly provide superior oxidative and thermal stability, while preventing varnish and sludge formation on critical turbine surfaces. Formulated for use in gas-powered combustion turbines and combined-cycle turbines, the oil also works in centrifugal compressors. It meets or exceeds the performance requirements of DIN 51515 Part I & II, General Electric, JIS K 2213 Type 2, Siemens and Solar Turbine.
Oxidation and thermal degradation are the primary causes of in-service turbine oil degradation, which can lead to a variety of problems that shorten the lubricant’s life span and compromise equipment. As turbine oil oxidizes, byproducts form and start consuming antioxidant additives, eventually leading to varnish. To achieve longer lubricant life, competitive turbine oils over the past few decades have been formulated with increasingly higher levels of base oil reEnement and antioxidants. This has contributed to varnish and sludge formation in turbine systems.
Lubrication Engineers Inc.