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How to uncover electrostatic discharges in turbine oil

One of the biggest problems faced by turbine operators is the threat of electrostatic discharges within oil. This is a problem that can be dangerous if left undetected, but how exactly do you uncover an electrostatic discharge problem in turbine oil?

The easiest method that enables you to determine an electrostatic discharge problem is Continue reading How to uncover electrostatic discharges in turbine oil

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Four tips for interpreting an oil analysis report

Carrying out regular oil analysis is important if you want to ensure your systems are running at their best. Of course, you also need to know how to analyse and interpret the results. If you are unable to do this effectively, then you may not be doing all you can to ensure that your oil, and therefore your machinery, is being well managed. Here are some tips that should help you when it comes to reading that all important oil analysis report: Continue reading Four tips for interpreting an oil analysis report

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Oil evaporation loss

If you have ever deposited a quantity of oil, whether it be from Shell, Fuchs or Mobile, into a drum or storage container, only to come back weeks or months later and find that the container is much lighter than it was, you are not alone. Oils of all kinds are subject to evaporation, although some suffer more than others, which means that the volume of oil will decrease over time.

Although this is not usually a problem, in some circumstances evaporation loss can Continue reading Oil evaporation loss

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Working out the energy efficiency of oil

With so many different high-quality lubricant oils on the market from some of the biggest companies, including Mobil and Shell, it is only natural that you will want to work out which of them are more energy efficient. Choosing an energy efficient oil will obviously save you money, so it is well worth taking the time to find out.

The energy efficiency of an oil has to be measured in terms of Continue reading Working out the energy efficiency of oil

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Eliminating water contamination from oil

Water contamination is one of the worst things that can happen to any machine. This is why lubrication technicians who work with either outdoor machinery or in the wet process industries and the food industry, in particular, are engaged in a constant battle against water.

No matter what line of work you’re in, you need to pay close attention to Continue reading Eliminating water contamination from oil