Microbes do not care whether operators accept the science.
Can microbes degrade turbine oil and cause damage to turbine oil systems?
The short answer is yes.
In 2018, as part of an Energy Institute sponsored project, I invited more than 100 turbine system operators to complete a survey designed to assess biodeterioration risk awareness and operational measures (for example, condition monitoring practices) for reducing the risk. Concurrently, I sent a similar invitation to…READ MORE