In recent years, the power-generation industry has seen an increase in varnish-related problems in combustion turbines. This increase is attributed to higher operating temperatures, smaller fluid reservoirs, more peaking and cyclic service, highly refined base stocks that have lower solvency for varnish precursors, and a more widespread use of finer filtration that causes more electrostatic charging of the turbine oil.  This white paper from Pall Corporation’s scientific group discusses and presents prevention and remediation methods to significantly reduce or eliminate the impact of varnish in modern turbine lubrication systems. 

This white paper is sponsored by Pall Corporation.