Chemical Cleaning and flushing: Oil Coolers

Removal of organic & inorganic contaminations.

IKM Ocean Team has developed equipment, methods, and technologies that efficiently clean a wide variety of systems including lubricating oil coolers.

Life extension of wind turbines to the benefit for the wind farm owners is a core business for IKM Ocean Team. Cleaning and refitting lube oil coolers is a part.

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On-site chemical cleaning, offshore.

Keeping the recommended temperature in the lube oil system is significant for the lube oil's lifetime and capability as lube for the fast rotating and moving parts in e.g., gearboxes and hydraulic pivoting systems.

However, the harsh environment for offshore turbines impacts the lube and hydraulic oil cooling systems over time. Meaning, replacement of oil and cooler liquids may be needed. And even, retrofitting the cooler system, to maintain a prober working temperature to benefit for the oil and lubricating oil system.

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Retrofit of coolers at onshore workshop facility.

Contamination and Raised Temperatures
Lubricating oil systems may be affected and contaminated due to water, metal particles, stain and rust etc. occurring in the system over time. Accumulated contamination may lead to reduced flow and by this increasing working temperatures reducing the lubrication.

Benefits of prober temperatures in your lube oil:

  • Extended lifetime for the oil itself.
  • Improved lubrication for moving mechanical parts.
  • Reduced risks for breakdown by overheating.
  • Extended lifetime for gear, hydraulic components etc.

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Analysis are used to find the root causes and to proove the job performance. 

What kind of fouling deposits are causing trouble in your oil lubrication system?
Let IKM Ocean Team give you the answer along with a solution on how to remove the problems from your system and avoid them in the future.