Power Generation Industry
Expert Solutions for Power Generation Companies: Turbine Lubrication Services
We Can Help You Navigate Both Planned Outages and Unplanned Outages
Next Generation Services specializes in providing comprehensive solutions to companies in the power generation industry. Our services include removing water from turbine lubricating systems, ensuring the oil remains clean and free from contaminants through turbine oil filtration, removing varnish build-up to maintain system efficiency, and providing on-site particle count to monitor the cleanliness of the oil. Our team of experts has extensive experience in the power generation field and is dedicated to providing top-notch service to our clients. With our commitment to excellence and cutting-edge technology, we are the go-to partner for companies in the power generation industry looking to optimize their turbine lubrication systems.
A power company was in a routine planned outage when they noticed they had water in their system. Knowing that the water contamination would cause irreparable damage to their turbine and equipment they called Next Generation Services to see what the water removal options were.
The first call to Next Generation Services was on a Sunday at 10am. By Sunday evening the team at Next Generation Services had a vacuum dehydrator hooked up to the turbine lube oil system and the water was being removed. At this point the power company was able to investigate where the water came from. It was determined the water was entering the tank through a combination of a leaking seal and condensation from the lube oil temperature swings related to the outage. Thanks to a quick response and effectively removing water from the system, the unit was able to be put online in a timely manner.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL is also an option along with the support from our knowledgeable team.
The commonly accepted ISO 4406 cleanliness level for turbine oils is 16/14/11. However many valve manufacturers recommend even cleaner standards to keep equipment running at optimal levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
With a variety of equipment, knowledgeable operators and a robust rental fleet, equipment to fit your specific needs is available at a moments notice. Whether equipment is freighted or delivered by Next Generation Services the question is usually “when would you like us to be there”.
While each system can vary from reservoir size, lubricant type, lubricant age and system temperature an estimate is usually able to be given based on this information and oil analysis results. With decades in the industry, Next Generation Services leadership has worked closely with a variety of manufacturers to engineer systems with the highest water removal rates in the industry.
Balancing flow rates, proper suction/return locations and filter selection allows the team at Next Generation Services to efficiently and effectively remove contamination from your lube oil systems. With on-site particle counting, we benefit from both trend analysis and confirmation of cleanliness levels prior to job completion.
It is not uncommon for us to run across customers who have both a need for our services as well as their own equipment on site. A phrase we often use is “let us do the heavy lifting” while your equipment helps maintain dryness and cleanliness levels.