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PetrolinkUSA Whitepapers

Texas Refinery: Wet Gas Compressor Lube Oil System High Velocity Hot Oil Flush

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: PetrolinkUSA performed flushing services on a Wet Gas Compressor Lube Oil System at a Texas Refinery. Services provided included a high velocity hot oil flush, reservoir cleaning and side stream filtration of the final fill oil.

The Complete Guide to Gas Turbine Varnish Mitigation

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: Here is a complete guide to gas turbine varnish mitigation. It was created because utilizing oil based detergent chemistry is the most common approach to removing system varnish.

Varnish Absorption Systems (VAS)

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: An overview of varnish absorption systems (VAS). Includes a comprehensive breakdown of the system and description. Units are offered in 5, 10 & 15 GPM flow rates. 

Foreign Material Exclusion in the Industrial Lubrication Services World

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: With a focus on foreign material prevention, a thorough examination of foreign material, where it comes from, how it affects your equipment, what you can do to ensure the cleanliness of your system, pitfalls when selecting contractors and tips to hiring qualified contractors.

Varnish Mitigation: Executing a Varnish Prevention Plan

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: A thorough examination of the history and current methods for varnish prediction, prevention, and mitigation techniques from a service providers perspective. How have detection, prevention, and mitigation methods improved over time? What is the best technology to use today?

Paper Machine Flushing: Preventing Contamination and Blockage in Return Lines

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: Contamination buildup in dryer bearing return lines can cause reduced flow. The reduced flow will cause the bearing temperature to rise leading to bearing failure and unscheduled downtime.  Learn about how to identify, treat and prevent contamination and blockage in return lines and why paper machine flushing is instrumental in keeping unscheduled downtime in check.

Lubricant Varnish: What It Is, How It Forms and How to Mitigate It

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: Oil varnishing is a widespread problem. Fully one-third of industrial gas turbines (GTs) suffer from oil varnishing. This paper provides a thorough examination of oil varnish, including the description, formation, identification, mitigation strategies, lifecycle and removal of oil varnish.

MPC Varnish Potential Testing

By: Larry B. Jordan

Summary: Oil varnish deposits cause major problems in turbines and other industrial equipment. This paper provides a thorough examination of oil varnish including, potential testing basics, understanding MPC values  and the testing materials needed.