VBASE® Hydro T-EL™
Fully Formulated Hydropower Turbine EAL
VBASE® Hydro T-EL™ is formulated from premium fully saturated synthetic ester hybrid base oil and was designed as a high-performance hydropower turbine oil capable of meeting the EPA standards for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) according to the 2018 Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA).
In rig testing, the performance of fully formulated Hydro T-EL met and exceeded major OEM turbine requirements. In addition, Hydro T-EL outperformed the industry leading petroleum lubricant.
Hydro T-EL Oils are formulated with a proprietary high-performance base oil and an ashless, zinc-free additive package that provides exceptional thermo-oxidative stability, enhanced lubricity and load carrying, water and air separability, and protection against rust and corrosion.
With high heat capacity and high viscosity indices, Hydro T-EL oils provide superior protection and lubrication across a broad range of operating temperatures, speeds, and applied loads. High heat capacity provides effective and efficient heat removal from rotating components enabling reduced tailrace water temperatures. High viscosity indices and lower traction coefficients provide improved efficiency in operation enabling reduced water draw.
As an essentially non-compressible fluid, Hydro T-EL oils provide excellent load carrying capacity during both boundary lubrication and high speed, high pressure EHD lubrication regimes. This enhanced pressure behavior reduces the risk of wear and bearing contact under severe operating conditions.
Hydro T-EL™ Customer Benefits
Third Party Comparison Data
In rig testing, the performance of fully formulated Hydro T-EL met and exceeded major OEM turbine requirements. In addition, Hydro T-EL outperformed the industry leading petroleum lubricant. Request a downloadable PDF below.
PDF: Hydro T-EL vs. Industry Leading Turbine Oil
VBASE® Hydro T-EL™ Sales and Support
The VBASE® team has extensive analytical capability and expertise. When provided with samples of your current formulated oil, we will work with you to validate compatibility to ensure a smooth transition.
The performance of VBASE® base oils surpasses that of both mineral base oils and traditional synthetic ester base oils. If your equipment requires a modification of the properties of the current Hydro T-EL™ formulation, a range of other VBASE® Base Oils are available.