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Performance of turbine oils in generators: Identifying key factors that impact the reliability of engine-driven generators

Not all jet turbine oils are created equal. One area of varied performance is in the reliability of the accessory components – specifically generators, including integrated drive generators (IDG), variable frequency generators (VFG) and variable frequency starter generators (VFSG).

Some common issues include:

  • Diode failures
  • Corrosion and filter plugging
  • Seal leaks

Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 lubricant was the only product tested that overcomes all of these oil-related generator reliability issues. This may reduce the mean time between unplanned removals (MTBUR) for the generator and reduce costs for operators. When it comes to turbine oil performance, Mobil Jet Oil 387 lubricant strikes the perfect balance.

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