Chem-TechTM is a leading provider for Turbine Oil analysis Services. Turbines have very critical and extensive lubrication requirements. To satisfy these critical & stringent requirements of the equipment, turbine oil analysis forms a major breakthrough in determining the performance of the machine and possible maintenance required for the equipment. Oil analysis also helps in extending the oil change period & predictive maintenance of turbines, thus saving huge cost in downtime or lubrication cost.
Turbine Oil degradation occurs mainly due to water or steam ingress in case of steam turbines. Monitoring Water levels and oxidation of the oil forms the basis of predictive maintenance of Turbines. Varnish formation also is a major concern. With Chem-TechTM Turbine Oil analysis Programs helps customers overcome such problems & improve machine performance & health.
Predictive maintenance of Turbines helps in:
Our Turbine Oil Monitoring Programs are designed to monitor following trends in properties of Turbines Oils used:
Chem-TechTM provides comprehensive turbine oil monitoring programs to check the health of the Turbines and prevent failures and determine type and source of contaminants.
Chem-TechTM carries out testing of Turbine oil as per internationally accepted ASTM, ISO & IS Test Standards.
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Kinematic Viscosity is a measurement of the resistance of the oil to flow through a capillary tube of the viscometer. It is the most fundamental property of a lubricant. Viscosity of lubricants is measured in case of fresh oils to check the Grade of the oil . in case of used oils it gives idea about change in physical properties due to oxidation, dilution or any external contamination. It is the most fundamental property for testing of any lubricant or petroleum product.
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Viscosity Determination:
Total Acid Number determines the amount of acid present in the lubricant. Acidity of the lubricant increases due to the stresses or environmental factors affecting the lubricant. Excess amount of acid in the lubricant will lead to corrosion or failure of equipment.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech Laboratories for Acid Number Analysis:
Water or Moisture is the most common contaminant in any lubricant or petroleum product. Monitoring the level water in sample is of prime importance to avoid malfunctioning of the equipment or machine.
Water content in petroleum products can be determined by following 4 test methods:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Water / Moisture Content Determination:
Elemental Analysis by ICP determines the amount of Wear metals , Contaminant Metals and Additive Metals present in a Lubricant. Elemental Analysis can detect upto 24 elements in the lubricant. These includes all the particles present in oil upto 5-10 microns in size.
It gives an idea about the amount of Wear and Contamination in the Lubricant. It is one of the primary tests conducted for Trend Analysis or Predictive Maintenance of the Equipment.
Test Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Elemental Analysis:
Air Release Value Test determines the lubricants ability to separate from entrained air. Agitation of lubricating oil with air in equipment, such as bearings, couplings, gears, pumps, and oil return lines, may produce a dispersion of finely divided air bubbles in the oil. If the residence time in the reservoir is too short to allow the air bubbles to rise to the oil surface, a mixture of air and oil will circulate through the lubricating oil system. This may result in an inability to maintain oil pressure (particularly with centrifugal pumps), incomplete oil films in bearings and gears, and poor hydraulic system performance or failure.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Air Release Value:
Demulsibility Test for lubricants determines the lubricants ability to separate from water.
This test method provides a guide for determining the water separation characteristics of oils subject to water contamination and turbulence.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Demulsibility:
Foaming Characteristics determines the ability of lubricant to foam . This test is performed at specific temperature and time. Compressed air is blown through the sample, which results in foam formation, this is allowed to settle and volume of foam remaining is reported with respect to the test method.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Foaming Characteristics: