Selection Of Lube Oil Systems Components For Process Pumps And Auxiliaries (External, Pressurized)
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Lube oil systems are utilized in rotating process equipment to lubricate and cool hydrodynamic bearings. These systems are essential to the life and maintenance free operation of the process equipment. Dependable performance results in up time for equipment that increases profits for the process end user. Conservative design and proper specifications minimize the possibility for failure and maximize the potential for long, trouble-free service life of the rotating equipment. Understanding the system’s needs, optimizing component selections, allowing for operational maintenance, and proper application of the system are keys to reliability.
Patel, Vinod; Coppins, Don (1999). Selection Of Lube Oil Systems Components For Process Pumps And Auxiliaries (External, Pressurized). Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from