Lubrication system components

W.E. Forsthoffer, in Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery, 2011

Lube and hydraulic systems The lubrication and hydraulic systems continuously provide clean, cool lubrication and hydraulic fluid to the components at the proper pressure, temperature and flow. The lubrication system used for aero-derivative type gas turbines is different from that in an industrial gas turbine, in that a scavenge (vacuum) system is added in the latter, to return lube oil to the sump under flight conditions. This system is retained on mechanical drive applications of gas turbines. Industrial gas turbines use gravity drain methods for returning lube oil to the reservoir. Details concerning aero-derivative gas turbine lube systems are presented in Figure

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