Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
Oils that lubricate turbines and compressors reach the end of their life when the antioxidants have depleted. When this oil is disposed, the base oil is still healthy. Replenishing the antioxidants in a measured and controlled manner is a more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective method of managing these critical fluids.
Power plants, petro-chemical refineries and air separation companies are risk-adverse. Maintaining their oils in peak condition helps them achieve their uptime and availability goals. Every time a lube system is opened up for maintenance, an element of risk is introduced. Fluitec has developed an extensive qualification testing program to eliminate the risk of in-situ antioxidant replenishment. Boost AO offers users of critical lubricants a lower risk alternative than dumping and replacing old oil.
“Our objective is to maximize the life and performance of in-service lubricants", said Fluitec Executive Vice President Greg Livingston. " In some cases, we believe that it’s possible for oils to last the life of the plant. Boost is an important step in realizing this vision.”
“Understanding antioxidant chemistry is deep in our DNA and was the genesis of our company,” said Fluitec CEO Frank Magnotti, “Boost AO is a natural technology for us to develop after measuring antioxidants and studying fluid degradation.”
After extensive qualification testing, Boost AO is added into in-service lubricants at a small percentage. No special blending equipment is required and the process is carried out on-site by the plant’s personnel. The simplicity of adding Boost AO however shouldn’t be confused with the heavy science behind the product.
“Boost AO is a customized formulation developed specifically for the in-service lubricant," said Dr. Crisitan Soto, director of science and technology at Fluitec. "The latest in additive chemistry and testing methodologies are employed to ensure that Boost will synergistically enhance the in-service oil’s current additive system without causing any potential adverse effects.”
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 sustainability of their lubricating assets. In 2010, Fluitec received an award for the "Most Promising Innovation" from Cleantech in New York City. Fluitec has developed several technologies to decrease operation and maintenance costs of rotating equipment. Fluitec Wind's Analytics platform uses big-data technologies to slash O&M costs for wind turbines.
Fluitec examines the cause-effect relationship between stresses on a machine or body and the fluid contained within. Our core competency is the understanding of oxidative stress and the monitoring of antioxidants. Our mission is to be the world leader in data collection, analysis, and mitigation of these stresses. Fluitec values truth, knowledge, long-life, wellness, high performance and individuality in its employees, products and services and delivers these values to our customers.
Fluitec is made up of a team of internationally recognized experts with a track record for delivering innovative solutions. Our expertise centers around increasing the reliability and profitability of manufacturing plants, rotating equipment and transportation industries. We accomplish this by combining our deep knowledge of contamination control and condition monitoring sciences with smart data analytics technologies.
Fluitec's clean technology solutions also deliver environmental benefits to our customers. Most sustainability initiatives require sizeable investments or government support to make them financially justifiable. Fluitec provides high level, rapid return investments that allow our customers to merge economics with sustainability.