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Component Care

Protecting Your Hydroelectric Turbine

Hydroelectric turbine systems rely on many of the same moving parts as their gas or steam counterparts, albeit relying on water to generate power. Reliable and efficient electricity generation depends on protecting components from exposure to detrimental pressures.

For a hydroelectric turbine, the main concern is understandably the effects of the vast amount of water involved in the process, with water contamination posing a real risk to the operation, largely in the form of bearing corrosion and wear.

Because bearing failure – and the downtime associated with it – can lead to significant repair costs, it’s vital that a high-performing lubricant is in place that has the right properties to resist water contamination.

Watch the video below to find out more about how Shell Turbo turbine oils - together with proactive lubricant management practices - can meet your hydroelectric turbine needs.

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