Resources

EPT offers a range of resources on lubricant maintenance and specialized subject issues such as lubricant varnish and EHC fluid challenges.

 

News

September 2016
Straight Talk on Varnish Part 2, Update Your Maintenance Toolbox to Set Yourself Up For Success Next Year, Training Courses
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May 2016
Straight Talk on Varnish, What to Consider When Purchasing Varnish Removal Systems, Training Courses
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November 2015
Resistivity, Fact or Fiction?, Four Tips to Solving Phosphate Ester Testing and Maintenance Challenges in EHC Systems, Training Course
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June 2015
Taking the Routine out of Oil Analysis, Expect More from Your High Velocity Flushing Provider, Public Training Courses Now Available
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Articles and Publications

June 2016
Varnish Mitigation: Relative Effectiveness of Non-Deposit-Forming Next Generation Lubricants vs. the Use of Varnish-Removal Filters with their Conventional Counterparts, Hobbs and Dufresne, LUBMAT 2016, Bilbao, Spain.
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June 2015
Mechanisms of Varnish Formation and Implications for the Use of Varnish Removal Technologies, Hobbs, Dufresne and Evans, IBERTRIB 2015, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain.
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July 2014
Thirty-Seven Years of Fleet Operating and Maintenance Experience Using Phosphate Ester Fluids for Bearing Lubrication in Gas-Turbine/Turbo-Compressor Applications, Dufresne, ASTM STP1573.
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July 2014
Phosphate Ester-based Fluid Specific Resistance: Effects of Outside Contamination and Improvement Using Novel Media, Dufresne and Hobbs, ASTM STP1573.
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June 2014
Lubricant Varnishing and Varnish Mitigation, Hobbs and Dufresne, LUBMAT L141082, Manchester, UK.
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May 2014
Lube-Oil Maintenance: Lubricant varnishing and mitigation strategies, Dufresne, Hobbs and MacInnis, Combined Cycle Journal.
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July 2012
Turbine Lubricant Maintenance for Varnish Free Operation, Modern Power Systems.
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