Lubrication and condition monitoring for turbines and compressors

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Basis-Training (3 days)
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OilDoc GmbH
Kerschelweg 29
83093 Brannenburg

Target group

  • Skilled employees and executives working in maintenance of power plants and chemical companies
  • Service technicians, mechanics and commissioning staff of producers of turbines, turbo compressors and power plants
  • Service partners of facility Producers  
  • Technically skilled employees working in construction, service and distribution
  • Distribution engineers and sales people of lubricants and their service partners
  • Producers of oil circulation and central lubrication systems
  • Construction engineers for power plants
  • Technical buyers of lubricants and operating fluids
  • Application engineers working in mobile labs as well as for on-site condition monitoring and fluid management
  • Authorized experts for failure analysis and machine breakdown
  • Technically interested employees who want to extend their knowledge in the areas lubrication techniques and tribology


  • Correct selection of the optimal lubricant for an economic and reliable operation of your facilities and machines
  • Extension of oil changing intervals
  • Cost reduction through better filtration and oil care
  • Early recognition of unusual wear and failures
  • Investigation of causes of faliure after breakdowns
  • Extraction of meaningful oil samples
  • Oil analysis in pro-active maintenance
  • Interpretation of lab reports
  • Warning values for evaluation of machine damages and oil condition

3-days basis-seminar

Lubrication, Friction and Wear

  • Lubrication and Formation of lubricating film
  • Hydrodynamic and hydrostatic lubrication
  • Importance of viscosity and temperature
  • Wear mechanisms and their causes

Fundamentals of lubricants

  • Mineral oils, partially synthetic and synthetic oils in comparison
  • Charactersitics and areas of application of Mineral oils, hydrocrack, PAO, Ester oils and polyglycols
  • Miscibility and compatibilty of greases (basic oils, thickener, additives)
  • Types, active principle and application of lubricants addtives
  • Ecologic environmental relevance of lubricants

Lubrication of turbines

  • Tasks, requirements and characteristics of turbine oils
  • Spezifications and VGB-guidelines
  • Bearing and gear lubrication
  • Control operating hydraulic
  • Sorts and types of turbines and their specific requirements

Lubrication of compressors

  • Tasks, requirements and characteristics of compressor oils
  • Types of compressors and their lubrication requirements
  • Selection of appropriate lubricating oils
  • Influence of compacting gas on lubricant (air, processing gas, biologic gas, cooling agent)

Isolating oils

  • Tasks, requirements and characteristics
  • Oil monitoring via conventional analysis techniques
  • Lifecycle-management for electirc Transformators through condition monitoring via gas-in-oil-analysis (DGA)

Operational alterations of lubricating oils

  • Application-specific strain and oil ageing
  • Causes for sludge formation and varnish
  • Oil oxidation, hydrolysis and cracking
  • Reduction of antioxidants and other additives
  • Contamination through water, dust and external oils
  • Air content and foam formation
  • Diesel effect and cavitation
  • Visible changes: cloudiness, contamination and phase separation

Oil ageing and sediments in turbine oil systems

  • Sorts of sediments and their consequences in lubircating oil systems
  • Causes of varnish and other sediments as consequence of altered System requirements and oil chemistry ancillary conditions
  • Actions for recognition, avoidance and removal of sediments

Filtration and oil care

  • Oil change or oil care
  • Oil cleanliness, life span and reliability
  • Filtertypes: effectiveness and areas of application
  • Removal of soild and liquid sediments
  • Oil care concepts, operational and installation filtration

Oil analysis for lubricants in power plants

  • Oil analysis
    Why, when, how, how often, how many?
    Methods and devices for sampling
    Required data for sampling datasheet 
    Online portal: lab report, data entry, enquiries
    Data migration into a maintenance program
  • Analysis techniques
    Analysis sets, areas of application and explanatory power
    Identification of wear characteristic values: element analysis,
    PQ-Index, optical particle analysis
    Characteristic values for oil condition: viscosity, oxidation etc.
    Reduction of additives: antioxidants, FT-IR and RULER, BN and AN
    Contamination: water and particles, purity level, soot, mud, external oils, intermixture
  • Interpretation of lab report results
    Define warning and limit values
    Recognize known oil types on lab report
    Interpretation of real lab reports

Oil analysis to identify damages of failures

  • Identification of causes for wear and damages
  • Reasons for vibration (noise) or high temperature
  • Reduced power transfer
  • Increased foam forming
  • Cloudiness, darkening
  • Contamination, sludge formation
  • Filter blockage

5% discount for more than 3 registrations

Services included:

  • Participation in training
  • Hot lunch on all days
  • Coffee/tea and snacks during breaks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages during training
  • Detailed training material, printed and on USB Memory stick
  • Certificate of participation
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