QSA® is now used extensively in the power generation and industrial hydraulic market. We have identified dangerous fluid conditions at numerous facilities during the past year. These alerts have allowed our clients to implement appropriate corrective actions and investigate root cause before an unscheduled shutdown or worse.
One specific case involved a base load power plant. The laboratory identified a very high VPR℠. Based on the QSA® results, the plant initiated a corrective action utilizing electrostatic filtration as well as continued sampling. Over the course of the next few months QSA® showed a gradual decrease in the VPR℠ . When the plant shut down for planned maintenance the found the valves and filters were clean with no varnish related problems. The savings were in the tens of thousands of dollars.