Fluitec Introduces Boost VR to Reduce Costs of Cleaning Lube Systems

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Boost VR uses unique chemistry to make oil flushing safer and less expensive meaning industrial plants can operate safer, more efficiently and reduce time loss or layoffs due to a costly maintenance shut down.

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This is a more gentle, safer technology than current practices, and because it is fully compatible with the lubricant, and can actually enhance the long-term performance of the lubricant.

Fluitec, a world leader in industrial lubricant technology, announced the introduction of Boost VR, a new product designed to clean deposits from lube systems. Boost VR employs a unique synthetic chemistry THAT increases the solubility of the in-service fluid allowing it to resolubilize system deposits. This is gentler and safer than current practices and, because it is fully compatible with the lubricant, can actually enhance ITS long-term performance.

Deposits are Damaging

Sludge and varnish in turbines and compressors are well known to disrupt reliable operations. Deposits will adversely impact plant availability and increase maintenance costs. If plants don't proactively control deposits in turbine and compressor oil systems, varnish and sludge need to be removed during planned outages to restore system reliability.

Rotating equipment such as pumps, turbines and compressors have been plagued with reliability issues due to lube deposits. Although effective, the detergents used in such a flush impair lubricant performance. Even miniscule amounts of residual cleaner can have an impact on the new oil put back into the system after the flush.

Boost VR is API Group V synthetic oil that is fully compatible with in service turbine, compressor and hydraulic oils. Treating a contaminated system with a small amount of Boost VR three months prior to an outage results in a clean system. This eliminates the need for a chemical flush, leading to significant savings.

Greg Livingstone, Fluitec's EVP said, “We have seen more and more problems resulting from poorly executed flushes, resulting in reduced oil performance and reliability problems. Boost VR is a safer, cheaper alternative.”

Fluitec has made Boost VR available internationally in pails, drums and totes.

About Fluitec

Fluitec, based in Jersey City, New Jersey is a privately-held company. It provides customers in over 50 countries leading edge technologies and knowledge to realize optimum reliability and productivity of their lubricating assets. In 2010, Fluitec received an award for the “Most Promising Innovation” from Cleantech in New York City. Its business has averaged 70% annual growth over the last four years. Fluitec has developed several technologies to monitor and maintain lubricants. One of FLUITEC’s flagship condition monitoring products, the RULER™, is a patented technology to determine the remaining useful life of lubricants. The company has also developed the industry's leading, patent-pending lubricant varnish mitigation technology called Electrophysical Separation Process™.

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