Synthetic base stocks for turbine oils

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Leading companies developing synthetic oils for steam, gas or hydraulic turbines trust SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAO, SpectraSyn Elite™ mPAOSpectraSyn™ Lo Vis PAO, and Synesstic™ AN (Alkylated Naphthalene) Blendstocks for the toughest challenges. These include gas and steam turbines powering large electric generators and hydraulic turbines producing electric power near reservoirs or river dams.

In gas turbines, synthetic lubricants using our base stocks can provide superior rust protection, low-temperature fluidity and high-temperature oxidative stability. They can be used as circulating oils for the lubrication of land-based gas turbines, particularly units under 3,000 horsepower used as standby power units, and in some types of total energy systems.

In steam turbines, lubricants using our SpectraSyn PAO and Synesstic AN may provide:

  • Exceptional chemical stability
  • Outstanding resistance to oxidation
  • Excellent demulsibility
  • Protection against rust and deposits

These lubricants can also survive hydrolytic attack under the wet conditions in a steam turbine. Our technical experts can help you select the right base stock to achieve critical hydrolytic stability.

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