Turbomachinery Problems - Lube And Seal System Revisited
Even an apparently well-designed lube and seal system can and will cause turbomachinery problems to occur if all operating parameters are not considered in the design of the lube and seal system. Lube and seal system design, fabrication and installation have made great progress in basic design in the past decade. The introduction and use of API 614 has made its contribution. However - despite these advances - periodically turbomachinery suffers unscheduled outages - sometimes major damage due to the loss of lubricating oil. The paper will discuss some of the problems experienced in the past several years.
Brown, Royce N. (1978). Turbomachinery Problems - Lube And Seal System Revisited. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from