(20 min) Case Study: Turbine oil sludge RCA

Wesley Albert, Acuren


A turbine oil with sludge formation in cold and static areas in the system can cause pressure drops and system trips if not continually cleaned and maintained.  This case study describes the root cause analysis which determined the source of the sludge, and the resulting actions and results.


Wesley is a professional engineer with experience supporting asset management, reliability, maintenance and operations for over 15 years. His current role with Acuren is primarily focused on the development and implementation of equipment management at a strategic level. Mr. Albert has worked in a wide variety of industries including: power generation, pulp and paper, forest products, manufacturing, mining, naval, oil and gas & laboratory services. Wesley has also been active with the Canadian Machinery and Vibration Association as a past national board member and is a member of SMRP, and API.