Given recent experiences with fluctuating oil prices, a pandemic, and increasing geopolitical tensions, people around the world have learned to expect the unexpected. With continued challenges across all energy and shipping sectors, Total Lubmarine continues to provide reassurance globally to supply customers with high-quality lubricants and technical expertise. But how is the company supporting the power industry?
In the latest issue of Power magazine, Gabriel Landaeta, power generation manager for Total Lubmarine, explains how their work is also focused on partnering with customers to help energy operators produce electricity more efficiently. With the right technical support and guidance, customers are able to optimize their fuel and lubricant consumption in onshore power plant machinery. By carefully monitoring lubricant and power plant machinery condition—detecting and reacting to any abnormalities and contamination—unnecessary wear or damage can be prevented before it happens.
Following recommendations on engine lubrication by a lubricant expert, power plant operators can achieve optimum cost control results. Gabriel highlights how analysis and insight of power equipment can ensure improved operational efficiencies and safety, and help to reduce engine downtime and fluctuations in power supply. Naturally, fuel choice, lubricant developments, and the next wave of engine monitoring and prescriptive intelligence of how an engine is performing, will enable power companies to plan ahead of any potential issues, reducing the amount of effort required to identify a potential situation, determine its impact, and act accordingly.
The article also showcases the expertise of Total Lubmarine chemists, based at its state-of-the art Solaize Research Center in France, which enables the company to create new lubricant formulations and improve existing ones, day-in, day-out.
To discover more on this insight by Gabriel, link to Power magazine’s digital version at https://www.powermag.com/inland-power-plants-benefit-from-marine-engines/