Project Spotlight: Noranda High Velocity Oil Flush
Customer Type: Alumina Refinery
Type of System: Gas Turbine
IFM was contracted to perform a high velocity oil flush to remove all contaminants prior to commissioning start-up.
After all jumpers and equipment were installed, standard flushing tactics including sparging, mechanical knocking on pipes, and thermocycles were utilized until clean screens were achieved within 5 days of mobilization. After two consecutive clean screens were achieved, the reservior was pumped down and a confined space entry cleaning of the system reservoir was performed to remove all gross contamination from the tank. The oil was pumped back into the system and filtered until an ISO 4406 16/14/11 cleanliness code was achieved.
To provide more value to this customer, Gaubert Oil supplies Chevron ISOCLEAN Certified GST Oil 32 for all subsequent fills for this system. This product has been pre-filtered using Chevron’s proprietary filtration methods to ensure that the lubricant arrives on site meeting the OEM’s ISO 4406 cleanliness specification.