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Strategies for the Prevention of Turbine Lube Oil System Failures

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Wallace F. Ebner

AIG, Energy & Engineered Risk, Farmington, CT

Paper No. POWER2013-98303, pp. V001T05A012; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/POWER2013-98303
From:
  • ASME 2013 Power Conference
  • Volume 1: Fuels and Combustion, Material Handling, Emissions; Steam Generators; Heat Exchangers and Cooling Systems; Turbines, Generators and Auxiliaries; Plant Operations and Maintenance
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July 29–August 1, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5605-5
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Lube oil is the life blood of a turbine generator. When the oil system fails the damage can be extensive. This paper discusses, losses experienced on lube oil systems, and ways to prevent them. It presents some of the statistics regarding losses in the last 5 years and discusses some common themes. It explores root causes, ways to improve the chances of avoiding these failures, and the best practices that have proven successful.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Turbines , Failure

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