Hot on the trail of the latest trends with oil analyses
Up to 30,000 litres of turbine oil of ISO-VG 46 are used in a standard system, often over several years. However, only oils that comply with the specifications stipulated by MDT‘s own laboratory in Oberhausen can be used for this. The lifetime of the turbine oil is ultimately not only dependent on the choice of oil, but on oil monitoring, servicing and cleaning. Turbine oils must therefore be monitored carefully. For around two years, OELCHECK lubricant analyses have been the first choice for routine analyses in China.
The specific range of analyses for the turbine oils was decided upon jointly by the MDT laboratory, the technical consultants in Oberhausen and OELCHECK. As well as monitoring the antioxidants, contaminants are also detected at an early stage. This is important because even slight changes can adversely affect oil ageing, demulsibility capacity, wear resistance and foaming characteristics of turbine oils. Provided that the operating conditions do not change significantly, the oil analyses also provide important trend data which can be used to predict the remaining lifetime of the oil and to plan necessary oil maintenance measures in good time. Ideally the turbine oils should be analysed regularly in an OELCHECK laboratory at intervals of 3 to 6 months, with additional feedback from MDT PrimeServ. In China, our laboratory in Guangzhou is responsible for this – another advantage for MDT PrimeServ China and its customers!