Project: T212700 #03/110

The goal of this project will be to identify those lubrication oils that best meet the criteria of being environmentally acceptable while providing similar properties to the currently used oils necessary for use in the hydro industry by conducting a program of formalized laboratory testing


Specific objectives will include:


  • Confirming the performance, physical, chemical, and environmental oil properties that that can be classed as acceptable for use in hydro plants
  • Development of a step by step test plan necessary to confirm the performance  and EA characteristics, or otherwise, of oil test samples
  • Conduct an oil product testing program on a number of oil samples submitted by the hydro industry and or invited oil suppliers (# TBD)
  • Development of a standard EA oil test and evaluation report template
  • Identification of potential improvements in EA oil quality by suppliers