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Siemens and Fluitec collaborate on creating lubricants for rotating equipment

Siemens AG, a global leader in the energy supply chain, and Fluitec have entered into an agreement to perfect the performance of lubricants used in rotating equipment. Several years ago, Siemens AG identified a persistent lubrication problem in rotating equipment caused by fluid degradation, which then created deposits known as varnish or lacquer. The deposits were found to be the cause of certain operational problems. After much research and testing, Siemens decided on Fluitec’s Electrophysical Separation Process (ESP) as the technological solution to the issue of lubricant deposits. Fluitec is a clean technology company focused on lubricant condition monitoring, as well as contamination control. Siemens and Fluitec are now actively using ESP technology in Siemens’ operating plants and global customer base. “The reliable operation of our turbines and compressors is of critical importance to Siemens. Providing our customers with Fluitec’s ESP technology allows them to extend the life of their lubricant assets while improving plant efficiencies and uptime,” said Gerard Sterz of Siemens AG Energy Sector in Duisburg, Germany. (May 14, 2012)