Solutions by Industry


Because refineries are at 95%+ capacity, downtime is costly, and contaminated turbine lube oil in rotating equipment increases the possibility of downtime.  Since most compressor string/train lube oil reservoirs are dual purpose, serving the turbine and compressor, contaminated lube oil can cause damage to bearing surfaces of both rotating equipment.

The Kaydon Filtration Turbo-TOC® turbine oil conditioning system, rated for explosion proof environments, is the solution to contaminated turbine lube oil.  As an example, a large refinery on the U.S. west coast uses 25 Kaydon Turbo-TOC® systems for turbine oil conditioning for the their rotating equipment.  They discovered that removing particle contamination and water quickly with an easy-to-install and easy-to-operate system made their turbine oil conditioning work orders easier to fulfill, and greatly increased their rotating equipment reliability.

The KL-XP turbine oil conditioning systems can be used for any turbine oil used for the turbine-compressor strings and trains in a refinery.  Use the chart below for a selection. 

KL-XP Turbo-TOC® Turbine Lube Oil Conditioner Selection Guideline

(for ISO 32 and 46 turbine oils)

Reservoir Size (gallons / liters)  Turbo-TOC® System Recommendation(1)
25 - 300 / 95 - 1,140 KL1-XP-AWD
301 - 600 / 1,141 - 2,275 KL5S2-003
601 - 1,200 / 2,276 - 4,545 KL10S2-009
1,201 - 3,600 / 4,546 - 13,630 KL30S2-007
> 3,601 / > 13,631 Contact Kaydon
(1) 460 VAC / 3 PH / 60 Hz Service.  Contact Kaydon for other voltages.

Benefits of using Kaydon KL-XP Turbo-TOC® turbine lube oil conditioners are:

1.  Quick installation

2.  Easy to operate

3.  Maximizes production uptime

4.  Helps meet bearing life expectancy

5.  Reduces maintenance outage time by getting oil ready quickly

6.  Reduces environmental oil disposal costs  

In addition, the 858 vacuum distillation dehydration oil purifiers offer a product solution for turbine lube oil contamination.  When used as a dedicated system on a single turbine-compressor turbine lube oil reservoir, the 858 systems can keep turbine lube oil very clean and dry.

858 Vacuum Distillation Dehydration Oil Purifiers Selection Guideline

(For ISO 32, 46, and 68 turbine oils, plus other lube oils up to ISO 460)

Reservoir Size (gallons / liters) 858 System Recommendation (1)
100 - 600 / 380 - 2,270 858-300XP-460
601 - 1,200 / 2,271 - 4,545 858-600-XP-V-460
1,201 - 2,400 / 4,546 - 9,100 858-1200-XP-V-460
(1) 460 VAC / 3 PH / 60 Hz Service.  Contact Kaydon for other voltages.
KL-XP Turbo-TOC® Turbine Lube Oil Conditioning Systems
Contact the manufacturer for information on our KL-XP explosion-proof rated turbine oil conditioning systems.
The 858 series is a multi oil viscosity and oil type purification system.  The 858 systems can be used in several different lube oil purification applications in a refinery.