Uses for TURBINE OIL.
In addition to the marine, railroad, and power plant uses for this product, it has been used for many other applications such as a hydraulic oil, spindle oil, chain and cable lubricant, general plant lubricant, as well as lubrication for non-EP type gear reducers. The product has been applied through the mist systems, sight feed oilers, and circulating systems.
QUALITY BASE OILS
The service life of any turbine oil depends upon two factors – – base oil quality and performance additives.
TURBINE OIL starts out with high viscosity index paraffin base stocks. The base stocks are put through several refining processes to remove impurities. Solvent extraction removes many undesirable characteristics from the oil. However, the oils are also put through hydro-treating, which further improves the oil’s resistance to oxidation, and improves the oil’s response to the superior quality additives used by Royal Oil Co.
HELPS PREVENT RUST, OXIDATION, AND FOAM
Excellent rust and oxidation inhibitors, as well as anti-foam chemistry is added to TURBINE OIL.
Should water become present, TURBINE OIL contains rust inhibitors to protect the metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. The anti-oxidation additives give this quality base oil extremely long life and prevent breakdowns of the oil. Long life is necessary because of the cost involved in shutting down most turbines, and the relatively large volume of oil contained in large turbine systems. Naturally the anti-foam protection is there to reduce air entrapment in the oil.
Outstanding anti-wear additives contribute to TURBINE OIL.
It takes special additives with the possibility of water contamination. Today’s turbines place tremendous stress on the metal moving parts. Good anti-wear and EP properties are much more necessary today than those that met the turbine requirements years ago.
Water separation is extremely important.
TURBINE OIL has excellent demulsibility properties to shed entrapped water. Common sources of water contamination are:
- * Steam from leaking shaft joints or the shaft seals of turbine driven pumps.
- * Condensation from humid air in the oil reservoir or bearing pedestals.
- * Water leaks in oil coolers.
ACTS AS A COOLANT
TURBINE OIL has excellent properties to maintain the coolant requirements of the system.
A turbine’s bearings have oversized passages and grooves to permit the flow of considerably more oil than is required for lubrication alone. The additional oil flow has been engineered to remove heat caused by friction, as well as the heat conducted to the bearings along the shaft from the hot parts of the turbine. In some turbines the temperature of the oil leaving the bearings is as high as 180°F. The flow of oil must be considerable to cool the bearings, provide lubrication, and maintain proper operating temperatures.