ASTM International - ASTM D4378-08
Standard Practice for In-Service Monitoring of Mineral Turbine Oils for Steam and Gas Turbines
|Publication Date:||1 May 2008|
|ICS Code (Gas and steam turbines. Steam engines):||27.040|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
significance And Use:
This practice is intended to assist the user, in particular the power-plant operator, to maintain effective lubrication of all parts of the turbine and guard against the onset of problems... View More
This practice is intended to assist the user, in particular the power-plant operator, to maintain effective lubrication of all parts of the turbine and guard against the onset of problems associated with oil degradation and contamination.View Less
1.1 This practice covers the requirements for the effective monitoring of mineral turbine oils in service in steam and gas turbines, as individual or combined cycle turbines, used for power generation. This practice includes sampling and testing schedules to validate the condition of the lubricant through its life cycle and by ensuring required improvements to bring the present condition of the lubricant within the acceptable targets.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.