Turbine Oil Analysis

Turbine Oil Analysis

Turbine Oil Analysis

TestOil offers a variety of Turbine Oil Analysis test packages that provide detailed analysis of the health of your turbine oil

Inherent in the power generation industry are distinct fluid challenges which ultimately decide the operational reliability of plant equipment. Whether your plant is powered by fossil fuel, nuclear energy, gas, hydro, or wind, TestOil maintains the expertise you require to understand the condition of your fluid and equipment health. Our focus is power and our client base of over 325 power plants across the Americas, including corporate programs with some of the largest utilities in the U.S., offers you a distinct competitive advantage in working with a laboratory which understands the working environment of your equipment.

TestOil is unique to the power industry in the variety of reporting tools offered. We don't pigeon hole you with a one report fits all mentality. We have developed custom reports for Varnish Potential Analysis, EHC Fluid Analysis, Turbine Lube Analysis, Filter Debris Analysis, and Routine Oil Analysis. All of which should be integral to your overall fluid analysis program.

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Monitor Your Turbine Oil's Health

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Turbine oils are expected to last 10 to 20 years. During this lifespan careful monitoring of both lube oil physical and chemical properties, together with common contaminants such as water and solid particles, is required and should be performed annually.


Varnish potential, or the measure of a lubricant's tendency to form varnish deposits, cannot accurately be measured by routine oil analysis. For this reason specific tests have been developed which can assess the likelihood of varnish formation in a lube oil system.

EHC Fluid

Power plants that expect to achieve low forced outage rates and high availability should pay close attention to the fluid quality in the EHC systems. Proper fluid analysis, system upgrades and flushing during outages are a good start to a healthy EHC system.


Oil Analysis
Having oil testing done on a regular basis establishes a baseline of normal wear and can help indicate when abnormal wear or contamination is occurring. A detailed analysis of an oil sample is a valuable preventive maintenance tool and can identify potential problems.