Oil Flushing Services

High Velocity Oil Flushing / HVOF is performed to remove contaminants and deposits on the internal surfaces of large lube oil systems such as gas and steam turbines, compressors, stationary engines, and hydraulic systems. A HVOF is used in the following situations:

Before starting up a turbine, compressor, or other piece of rotating equipment, it is important to remove all traces of metal and other hard contaminants left behind during the fabrication and installation process of the lube oil piping. If not removed using a high velocity oil flush, these hard contaminants can find their way to the bearing housing as well as other critical areas and cause irreparable damage.

Preventative Maintenance
As part of a lubrication best practice, it is important to routinely perform a high velocity oil flush on critical pieces of equipment. A rule of thumb would be every five years on critical systems and every ten years on non-critical systems.

Catastrophic Failure
Wear metals and other contaminants can be left behind as the result of an unexpected bearing failure. A high velocity oil flush should be used to remove these contaminants before the system is brought back on line to reduce the chances of contaminants causing further damage to the system.

Oil Conversion
When converting to a different lubricating oil, it is sometimes important to use a high velocity oil flush in order to remove all traces of the old oil left behind in the piping. This prevents any non-compatibility issues. A sacrificial charge of the new oil is typically used to remove all residue from the previous product to ensure that the new oil performs as designed.


• Mechanical and Chemical Engineers to design proper applications to fit customers' needs
• Accurate bidding process
• Rapid response (capable of mobilizing within 24 hours)
• Large labor pool
• Detailed process and procedures
• Detailed post job reports
• Daily updates on job progress as well as cost

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