Improving Varnish Mitigation with Customized Media
Oil degradation and varnish formation are an increasing concern with users of rotating equipment. Isolation and chemical analysis of in-service fluid soft contaminants reveal a wide range of different components encompassing the fluid matrix. This paper presents research on the benefits of customizing electrophysical separation process (ESP) media based on the chemistry of degradation products. By optimizing media selection, performance benefits of more than 1,000 percent can be realized.