Turbine Varnish Potential
POLARIS Laboratories® Turbine Testing predicts and trends a turbine oil's service life and provides a detailed analysis of the oil's ability to fight the by-products of oil oxidation. The approach is two-tiered. First, the turbine oil's physical properties and the wear occurring are analyzed by testing viscosity, acid number, wear debris, water content, water separability, foaming tendency and rust. The second tier determines the extent of degradation using RPVOT to measure oxidative stability, the Ruler to determine remaining anti-oxidant levels and Membrane Patch Colorimetry to measure varnish potential.
- Predicts and trends a turbine oil's service life
- Provides a detailed condition of the oils ability to fight the by-products of oxidation
- Useful in trending the antioxidant depletion in a fluid
- Linear Sweep Voltammetry (ruler)
- Elemental Analysis by ICP
- Membrane Patch Colorimetry (Varnish Condition)
- Viscosity @ 40° C
- Total Acid Number
- FTIR Oxidation/Nitration
- Water PPM by Karl Fischer
- Analytical Ferrography
- Water Separability
Particles are identified as metallic or non-metallic. Particles are heat-treated to determine high alloy vs. low alloy. Particle size, shape and color are analyzed through a microscope to determine source. Digital images of micropatch tests are also included.
LSV (Linear Sweep Voltammetry)
A method to predict the remaining useful life based on voltammetric analysis to determine the remaining antioxidants present in a lubricant.
MPC (Membrane Patch Colorimetry)
A test that monitors the accumulation of lubricant generated insoluble particles or oil degradation products which are responsible for the creation of varnish. Varnish is a detrimental deposit that impacts the reliability and performance of equipment.
For more information about our turbine analysis testing services, please contact us at 877-808-3750 and select 5 (Report Clarification or Analysis Feedback).
POLARIS Laboratories® Announces 2013 Public Training Classes
POLARIS Laboratories®, an innovative leader in the fluid analysis industry, has announced its public training class schedule for 2013. Whether attendees are just beginning to establish fluid analysis best practices or they've been in the industry for years, these classes will expand their knowledge of oils and coolants and help them understand the importance of doing fluid analysis and doing it well.
POLARIS Laboratories® Opens New Fluid Testing Lab in Moscow, Russia
The company has now expanded into Russia with the opening of POLARIS Laboratories® Russia, the official representative of POLARIS Laboratories®, located in Moscow.
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