hydro turbine lube and control oil

In hydro turbine power plants, the oil in the hydro turbine is a combined system, lubricating the bevel gears and operating as hydraulic control oil. The turbine is the most important piece of machinery, generating the output of the power plant. The main lube system is typically the largest oil system in the power plant and is sensitive to water in oil, oxidation residues and particles. Therefore the oil in hydro turbine lubrication and control systems must be dry and clean.

If the hydro turbine lubrication and control system oil is not kept dry and clean, you risk very expensive repairs or replacements, and downtime of the plant. The main problem with the hydro turbine lube and control oil is water ingress. Contamination due to abrasion from the gearbox may therefore cause faults in the control systems. Because water driving the hydro turbine is quite cold there is often condensation in the oil. In new turbines, the settling-in time means increased particles in the oil, and this can cause immediate wear if particles are not effectively removed.  If the hydro turbine does not perform, power is not delivered to the grid, and the risk of penalties arises.   

Benefits, installing CJC® Oil Filters

  • Protect your investment
  • Optimise availability of the power plant
  • Reduce risk of hydro turbine repairs
  • Reduce risk of unplanned breakdowns, outages and penalties 
  • Reduced maintenance costs

When you install a CJC® Oil Filtration solution on your hydro turbine lubricating and control system, you get an oil filter with excellent water removal capabilities. This gives you cost savings and better reliability of equipment, and a high output of your plant. Technically, CJC® is known for keeping oil dry and clean, and without oxidation residues, which is documented over many years and in several hydro turbine lube and control system installations. CJC® Oil Filter solutions are installed in many power plants worldwide. When you choose CJC® Oil Filters, you ensure a long lifetime of the turbine, reduce maintenance and you avoid unplanned breakdowns.  And you can even monitor the condition of your system using the Oil Contamination Monitor (OCM).

Your solutions
For hydro turbine lube and control systems the following CJC® system solutions apply:

The CJC® System solutions fit all sizes of hydro turbine lube and control systems – new or old. And we can deliver globally where required. In close co-operation with technical organizations, we help select the most fitting solution depending on system type and conditions in the environment. 

Brochures & Guides

Power sector brochure
Clean Oil Guide