Utility Service Associates and the Fluid Research Center offer
tribological trouble shooting services, training, testing, specialty lubes and
high performance filters. Clients mainly include hydroelectric, fossil and
nuclear power plants but also industrial plants and companies providing
products to these sectors.
'Green' Lubes, Procedures And Products
Biodegradable, Coupling And MOV Greases
Recycled Oils And Fluids
Oil And Air Filter Elements
Fire Resistant Fluids And EHC Control Fluids
Purification Media For Phosphate Esters
Energy Conserving And Long Life Lubes
VSG is a 'green' vegetable oil based grease primarily for
hydroelectric plants. It is the only 'green' grease approved by OPG and HQ for
Users include Arizona Public Service, BC Hydro, Bureau of
Reclamation, City of Seattle, Eastern Ontario Power, Hydro Quebec, Churchill
Falls (Labrador) Corp., Landsvirkjun (Iceland), Manitoba Hydro, Newfoundland
and Labrador Power, Ontario Power Generation, Orillia Power Generation Corp.,
Ottawa City Center, Synex Wolverine LLC and TVA.
MOV Long Life that is a grease for motor operated valves used in
nuclear power plants. This is a premium high performance grease that has been
extensively tested under both normal and accident conditions (heat, water and
Users include many of the nuclear stations in the US and Canada as
well as those in Sweden, Spain, Argentina and Mexico. It is also the Limitorque
factory fill and is used by actuator repair shops such as Georgia-Western.
MOV Extra is a grease for motor operated valves used in fossil and
industrial applications. It has outstanding mobility for improved low
temperature performance. Users include many fossil stations as well as actuator
repair shops such as Pinnacle Actuation.
Also available are other greases, 'green' lube and hydraulic oils
are well as dielectric fluids that may be more 'environmentally friendly'. The
greases have no added heavy metals, such as lead and zinc, nor added
chlorinated compounds. The oils are generally considered to be readily
biodegradable and can be based on canola oil or polyglycol.
Specialized Lubricant Testing
Interpretation Of Lube Test Results
Training For Technical Staff
Root Cause Analysis on Lubes, EHC Fluids, Bearings, Filters, Gears, Couplings,
Lube Surveys And Optimisation
Setting Up Condition Monitoring Programs
Day To Day Technical Support
Reducing Tribological Losses & Waste
Users of the technical services include many of the stations with
our products but also Aircraft Appliances and Equipment Limited, Duke Power,
EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), Forsythe Lubrication Associates,
Forsythe Technology Inc., NitroChem, NS Power, NB Power, Noria (Diagnetics),
West Windsor Power, and Vectren.
For EPRI, FluidCenter was the sole contractor who prepared their
2002 report "Electrohydraulic Control (EHC) Fluid Maintenance Guide". This
benchmark work on the fire resistant fluids used in the control systems of
steam turbines contains photos, equipment details and many analysis reports to
help operators trouble shoot and prevent problems.
Please give us a call if you think we can help. The call is
free and even if we can't do it ourselves we will try to find alternatives for
Ken J. Brown