Understanding varnish
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Understanding varnish

21 Oct 2021

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Understanding varnish

Varnish build-up from oil degradation can cause serious problems in industrial turbines, hydraulic systems, and compressors. Downtime, repair, or replacement costs can run into the millions. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of varnish forming and mitigate its impact when it occurs. First, though, it’s helpful to understand what it is, what causes it, and the effects it can have on equipment.

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Using proper lubricant storage, handling and transfer techniques in a clean and dry environment will go a long way in helping to control the problems of varnish that can escalate if left untreated.

Proper maintenance schedules and condition monitoring help operators look for evidence of equipment issues and oil testing can aid in deducing suspected problems that varnish can create. Download to read more.

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