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Oil Care Services

I. Oil Condition Monitoring

Benefits of Oil Condition Monitoring: Oil condition monitoring is about improving profits through reduction of costs, increased uptime and reduced unplanned downtime.

It provides an insight into how your machinery is performing, if your machine uses lubricating oil or grease we can provide you with expertise, guidance and support to help you get the most out of your equipment.

Oil condition monitoring provides you with the tools and insight needed to spot machine wear long before it becomes a costly repair. Analysis of lube oils, greases and hydraulic fluids gives an accurate picture of what is happening inside power generators, gearboxes, compressors and hydraulic systems.

So why use Oil Condition Monitoring ?

Regular oil analysis helps you to:

  • Safely extend oil drain intervals
  • In-depth Oil Analysis
  • Schedule maintenance
  • Reduce unplanned downtime
  • Extend warranties
  • Increase efficiency
  • Reduce costs, increase profits

II. Contamination Removal - Filtration

Every major sustainable market in the world from Oil & Gas, Power Generation to industrial and other sectors all face some form of contamination in their Oil or Lubricated Systems. The challenge is understanding the cleanliness requirements with specific focus on the most critical wear components and applying the correct filtration system for the application that reduces contamination and stress on these components extending the normal life cycle.

Our Filtration solutions:

Particle Removal

In addition to the in-line filter in hydraulic and lubrication oil systems, it is generally beneficial to condition the oil using an external filter unit, e.g. for oil filling and off-line filtering of oil in the reservoir during full production.

With an independent extra-fine filtering (off-line filter unit), the purity and quality of the oil and plant will be improved in relation to regular filtering (in-line filter). Fine particles in particular will be absorbed, avoiding early wear and tear of system components and prolonging the life of the oil.

To prevent negative and uncontrolled effects on the hydraulic and lubricating oil system through the use of contaminated handling and decanting methods, and to prevent contamination of the system through the addition of new oil which is not completely clean, oil should always be filled through a fine filter in an external filtering unit.

Water Removal

Water is the most damaging contaminant found in hydraulic and lubricating systems:
Water is the most damaging contaminant found in hydraulic and lubricating systems:

Water is one of the 3 main causes of oil breakdown, so by keeping water levels low you can manage the rate at which the lubricant or hydraulic fluid deteriorates. You can easily double the life of your mechanical systems by reducing water levels.

Varnish Removal

Stop varnish and sludge before it even starts:
As oil degradation byproducts (depleted antioxidants and oxidized base oil) make contact with ESP media, the specific mix chemically targets and removes the contaminants through strong absorption forces. This ensures it will not be released back into the oil. ESP has a high capacity as it uses the full volume of the media, not just surface area.

BOOST VR

Boost VR is a safer way of removing varnish and deposits from a lube system compared to detergent system cleaners. Unlike conventional cleaners, Boost VR can safely be used in steam and hydro-electric turbines as well as other applications where there is a high chance of water or steam ingression.

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III. Oil Flushing

Cleanliness issues during manufacture, installation, and commissioning can cause delays in delivery, performance degradation, and unit damage. The best practices we have developed over the years have reduced the time we take to supply a cleaner, more robust system. Applying such practices is vital for obtaining expected performance and equipment life. The purpose of flushing is to remove contamination, which is either inherent or introduced during system assembly from the insides of pipes and components. Decontamination is accomplished by passing fluid through the system, usually at a velocity much higher than during normal operation.

Flushing is a vital procedure for the satisfactory operation and life of the hydraulic and lubrication systems. If flushing is omitted or limited, it will inevitably lead to rapid wear on components, malfunction and possible breakdown. Hydraulic and lubrication systems are very diverse, both in size and complexity. However, thanks to our many years of experience, OTQ has designed and developed a wide program of flushing technologies, methods and units, capable of meeting the ever increasing requirements on cleanliness from component and system suppliers.

  • Solid particulate contamination is the single largest cause of equipment failure in hydraulic and lube oil systems
  • Effectively cleaning these systems is essential as the lubricated components have extremely tight tolerances.
  • Oil flushing of hydraulic and lubrication oil systems is employed to ensure that new turbomachinery will start up and operate as designed; significantly reducing the potential for premature failure.
  • Oil flushing is also referred to as High Velocity Oil flushing and Hot Oil flushing. The ultimate goal is to be able to use the principles of Reynold’s number to generate adequate levels of cleanliness.
  • OTQ has a large fleet of specialized equipment necessary to perform high velocity turbulent flushing and filtration of lube oil and control oil systems, commonly found on critical rotating equipment.
  • OTQ evaluates the entire system to be flushed by reviewing all design criteria such as process and instrumentation diagrams, erection isometrics, vendor schematics and equipment data sheets, metallurgy and target cleanliness levels. All end user, OEM and EPIC contractor specifications and guidelines are reviewed and incorporated into the engineered procedure. Incompressible fluid modelling is then performed to ensure design flow rates and velocities will be achieved during the fluid circulation, and also ensures proper temporary equipment sizing and ratings.
  • OTQ’s flushing team are trained not just on specific flushing equipment, but also in the philosophy of flushing.
  • When performing oil flushing jobs, OTQ designs the flushing paths in loops to maximize flow rates throughout the system. It is essential that all parts of the system see turbulent flow regimes. Principles of fluid mechanics are adopted to generate turbulent flow which occurs when the Reynolds number is greater than 4,000. Contaminants such as rust, loose scale, weld slag, sand, dirt and oils are removed from the system with proper preoperational cleaning.
  • It is not unusual for the actual system oil to contain significant particulate which must also be removed to prevent damage to the turbomachinery. Hence any oil introduced into the system after flushing must be filtered to a stringent specification dictated by the equipment vendor.

IV. Oil Enhancement

Ocean Team represents Fluitec, a worldwide leading provider of oil enhancement solutions. our understanding of the client challenges and the innovative solutions developed by our partner make our offering unique and ahead of the competition.

BOOST AO

Boost AO is a critical step in our mission to reduce unnecessary oil waste and production by transforming your lubes into Fill-For-Life fluids. Fluitec have created a proprietary technology that can replace depleted antioxidants in oil – replenishing bad chemistry with good chemistry.

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Infinity Turbine Oil 32 & 46

Introducing Infinity TO, a product, which after years of simulated stress tests, has created virtually no varnish producing by-products. After being beaten up far beyond industry standards, you’re left with a pure product whose formula chemically controls by-products to keep you up and running, save you an abundance of money over the lifetime of the machine and have an incredibly positive impact on the environment.

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