Xcel Energy Updates Lube Room and Focuses on Oil Cleanliness

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In 2017 Seth Carlson, a Chemist at Xcel Energy Black Dog Generating Station, saw the potential to reduce the chances of equipment failures by improving oil cleanliness. The plant’s main turbine oil had a low ISO 4406 cleanliness code level of 21/19/18. With corporate approval and support, he began to develop a more modern reliability program. In this case study, you’ll learn how the Black Dog plant significantly lowered oil cleanliness and took a huge step toward improving reliability.

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