The Three Rs: A Sustainable Approach to Turbine Lubricant Management
Presented by Matthew Hobbs, Ph.D., Manager of Research, Development and Technical Services at EPT Clean Oil
A Sustainable Approach to Turbine Lubricant Management
Fact: Current CO2 emissions are not sustainable.
Fact: The energy sector accounts for 76% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and electricity production accounts for one-third of that.
Fact: Every litre of oil produced results in approximately 3.5 kg of CO2 emissions.
Fact: We have the opportunity to make changes to turbine lubricant management and maintenance programs that can have a global impact. Small changes can have a big impact on reducing CO2 emissions.
In Matt’s presentation, learn how through the adoption of three NEW R’s your turbine lubricant management and maintenance programs can generate a significant economic and environmental ROI.
Typically, turbines have been regarded as assets and oils as consumables. We would argue oils are assets too.
Oils are condemned based on chemical breakdown – the accumulation of varnish, acids and other oil oxidation products. Since this is a chemistry problem, you need a chemistry solution.
In a recent poll of gas turbine users, one in five reported that they had lost production in the past year due to a varnish-related failure.
It can pay to do the right thing!