Using Balanced Charge Agglomeration for Turbine Oil Purification
Varnish and additive depletion generally determine the life of oil. Remove varnish, products of oxidation and submicron contamination, and oil could last forever. Balanced Charge Agglomeration (BCA) is one of the methods employed to purify oil using electrostatic charge. This paper provides a case study of a power station where the simple addition of a BCA-based purification system has extended the life of turbine oil with no oil-related plant shutdowns for impressive cost savings.