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Which greases should be used to lubricate steam turbines?

Publié le 2020-08-27

Krytox™ Technology enhances steam turbine governor control and reliability

The Problem


The turbine camshaft or valve lift rod, bearings, bushings and gears using conventional lubricants wear out, fail or lock up over time. This results in excessive clearance, jerky response and possible seizure of governor control, resulting in :

Operational issues

  • Turbine Downtime
  • Loss of control of steam supply

Maintenance Issues

  • Increased effort and maintenance cost
  • Frequent relubrication
  • Exposure of employees to extreme component temperatures
  • Defective bearings
  • Oxidation of conventional lubricant
  • Increased cleaning times, troubleshooting and component replacement

The Solution: Lubricants for Steam Turbine.

Krytox™ Turbine governor lubrication technology has been proven to provide the best available performance for the equipment and the lowest possible life cycle cost.
Krytox™ Grease does not oxidize or break down. Benefits include :

Operational Benefits

  • Improved turbine uptime
  • Improved turbine control
  • Reduced operating expense

Maintenance Benefits :

  • Extended component life
  • Extended re-lubrication interval
  • Safer work environment
  • Reduced effort and cost

Chemours Benefits :

  • Demonstrated in field use for over 7 years
  • Ongoing support to deliver performance and savings
  • Krytox™ grease is formulated to lubricate and protect turbine governor cams, anti-friction bearings, bushings, linkages, and gears
  • Krytox™ grease takes the heat without breaking down
  • Krytox™ grease protects components from vibration and fretting wear

OEM Specifications 

Krytox™ The lubricant is specified for use by Siemens Westinghouse for mechanical components requiring lubrication in high temperature environments in steam turbine, gas turbine and generator systems. See Siemens specifications M-Spec 53701Y6, M-Spec 537001TT and M-Spec 53701VH.

Demonstrated Solutions

For more than 20 years, the lubrication technology Krytox™ has provided state-of-the-art performance for mechanical systems under difficult conditions. From gearboxes, bearings and chains, to seals, actuators, valves and more, Krytox™ lubricants serve the specialized needs of

  • Pulp and paper mills and converting plants
  • Automotive Components
  • Military and commercial aircraft
  • The chemical plants
  • The power plants
  • Turbine generators and other critical industrial applications

More informations :

Do you need information about Krytox™? Contact our technical department on +33 426 680 680 or fill in our contact form.

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