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EALs for hydropower applications: Part 2 turbine oil development and field testing
Luleå University of Technology, Division of Machine Elements.
2006 (English)In: Automotive and industrial lubrication: 15th International Colloquium Tribology, 2006, Vol. 144-, 144- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research regarding environmentally adapted lubricants results of the research performed at LuleÃ¥ University of Technology were positive. Thus, the formulation work of an environmentally adapted lubricant for hydropower applications started. A change to a synthetic ester based lubricant would give technical advantages as well as environmental benefits. The initial tests were conducted on the base fluid. Two turbine oils were developed, Turb Way SE and TurbWay SE LV, for hydropower applications. Oxidation tests were performed in both the RPVOT (ASTM D 2272) and in TOST (ASTM D 943). The stability of the turbine oil was > 20 times better than tested environmentally adapted hydraulic fluids. Field tests were conducted in a full scale turbine at Porjus hydropower plant to confirm the promising results obtained from the research in the tilting thrust bearing rig. 

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2006. Vol. 144-, 144- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80926OAI: diva2:497082
15th International Colloquium Tribology - Automotive and Industrial Lubrication. Ostfildern. 17 January 2006 - 19 January 2006
QC 20120307Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-03-07Bibliographically approved

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