Background

Lube Oil Flush

Lube oil flushing is a pre-commissioning procedure designed to flush the lube oil lines of a gas/steam turbine to the manufacturer’s guidelines. The oil used is the same as the manufacturer’s specification.

The process utilizes a high velocity pump, filter canister, that uses 5 micron filters, oil cooler, and an oil heater. Each bearing journal is bypassed and has a strainer placed in the jumper for individual flow path testing. Initially the oil reservoir is hand cleaned, filled with manufacturers specified oil, then circulated using the flush pump through the filters until it meets the cleanliness requirement. Then each journal bearing is flushed to the same degree of cleanliness.

The high velocity pump provides for a fast process that is generally one-quarter of the time required by the manufacturer with verifiable results. CCT uses an industrial particle counter for oil analysis, and has third party verification of oil samples to meet any oil spec.

Client Testimonials for Our High Velocity Hot Oil Flushing Equipment & Services

Our engineered methods have proven to make the power generation equipment start-up process more efficient, substantially reducing the critical path worries associated with today’s tight construction and commissioning schedules. The CCT approach is to help our customers pre-plan for the upcoming activities in order to minimize delays and keep the project on schedule.

Global EPC Contractor -

Cogen is one of the top 50 contractors we have ever worked with in terms of excellence of service and value , which is why we formally recognized thier efforts as a top contractor this year for our power projects.

Bechtel - Elm Road Power Station Manager

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