The global demand for power has not only become a challenge for energy providers, but for the turbine manufacturers whose equipment helps keep the world turning. Lengthy periods of time in service, extreme operating conditions (high temperatures, elevated operating pressures, potential water contamination) all take their toll on modern steam and gas turbines – and the turbine oil inside them. And when peak load requirements mean frequent powering up and shutting down, the potential for costly breakdowns is high.
That’s why our experts have developed oils for steam, lightweight and heavy-duty gas turbines that meet or exceed key industrial specifications and OEM requirements. Each one is formulated with a high quality selected base oil enhanced with anti-wear, anti-oxidant, anti-rust and anti-foam additives. From Standard, through Premium to Supreme levels of protection, PETRONAS’ Jenteram Series can deliver class-leading performance.
Frequently asked questions
Turbine Oils are a range of fluids which are formulated to lubricate the moving components of steam turbines, gas turbines, compressors and other turbo-machinery. They are usually made with high quality base oils and an additive package containing anti-wear and anti-oxidant additives, which protect against sludge and varnish formation.
A critical characteristic of hydraulic oil is cleanliness. Another characteristic is good anti-wear properties. In a turbine oil, the focus is on oxidation stability, anti-wear and rust prevention.
- Keep it clean: install a high-quality filtration unit and keep it operating at its optimum level.
- Keep it dry: as much as possible prevent water ingress and as quickly as possible remove the moisture that does find its way into your turbine oil.
- Remove air: air trapped in the oil will increase the oil’s rate of oxidation and shorten its useful life.
Aircraft turbines are combustion engines. Fuel in gaseous form is burnt in the turbine and the turbine oil is thus exposed to very high temperatures and to the residues of combustion. That is why, jet engine turbine oils are invariably made with synthetic base oils. Steam turbine oils do not experience temperatures as high as those in aircraft turbines. No combustion takes place in the turbine and the oils are not exposed to acid-forming residues. On the other hand, steam turbine lubricants are exposed to moisture and air. A long oil life can be achieved by formulating these steam turbine lubricants with high quality mineral base oils.