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Why choose Castrol?

In the rapidly evolving green energy industry, it is important to stay ahead of developments in performance and engineering in order to optimise your operations. Castrol's range of turbine oil lubricant products are designed the improve efficiency, drive productivity and meet applicable environmental regulations. Thanks to the variety of products on offer and Castrol's approach to compatibility, stakeholders in this sector can benefit from comprehensive optimisations across their operations.


Lubricants should also be designed for specific applications and address the individual requirements of energy generators. For example, a wind turbine system can be difficult to maintain. Turbine oils should be weather resistant, with oxidation inhibitors to prevent corrosion, and they must be effective at a wide range of temperatures.


Alongside this thermal stability, they should resist thermal degradation and have anti-foam properties to avoid sludge formation. These properties will maximise the effectiveness of a lubricating oil and extend the reapplication window. Castrol's turbine oil formula offers excellent thermal stability for better long-term performance, which in turn can reduce maintenance and repair requirements.


Another challenge for the energy sector is downtime, which is expensive even before you factor in the costs of repairs. With their high lubricity and anti-wear properties, Castrol's turbine oils can help to resist turbine failure not only in the green energy sector, but for any industrial machinery. Thanks to their advanced formula, Castrol's high quality turbine oil products can help to maximise productivity and performance, and each product has a unique combination of additives that make it ideal for specific applications.


Castrol turbine oils are formulated to meet the demanding requirements of different high-speed turbine systems, including steam, hydro, and gas turbines. These lubricants play a critical role in the operation and maintenance of turbine equipment, and especially in green energy generation. Turbines are used in wind and hydroelectric energy generation, and while each application has its own specific requirements, they are united by a demand for high performance.


A focus on renewable energy has put pressure on the sector to deliver strong results. This is only possible when relying on effective turbine engine oil products for effective lubrication. The right product will not only improve efficiency, but longevity. For example, Castrol's products offer excellent oxidation stability, rust and corrosion protection, and resistance to foaming. This reduces the need for maintenance, repair and reapplication, which can help to make energy generation more cost effective. Beyond this, the effectiveness of Castrol turbine oil products means that critical turbine parts last longer and generate more energy.


The range of Castrol wind energy products at Broughton Lubricants is specifically engineered to meet the unique demands of wind turbines. These lubricants are developed to reduce maintenance needs, minimise wear, and enhance uptime, which are crucial for the consistent performance of wind farms. The increasing capacity of wind farms in the UK highlights the need for reliable lubrication solutions that can handle high loads and variable operating conditions. Castrol's range is designed to take wind energy production to higher levels of performance.

Castrol turbine oils aim to deliver:

Enhanced reliability, as they are specially formulated to withstand the demanding conditions of wind energy generation and extends intervals between maintenance.
Improved efficiency that helps wind turbines operate at their optimal capacity, even under fluctuating wind speeds and loads.
Environmental sustainability that helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint of energy production, thanks to an environment-focused approach to product design.

Products are designed to meet these requirements thanks to a number of key features:

High oxidation stability prolongs the service life of the oil by resisting the formation of sludge and varnish, which can be crucial for maintaining turbine efficiency and reducing downtime.
Excellent corrosion protection protects turbine components from corrosive compounds, which can arise from condensation and the combustion process in turbines.
Anti-foaming properties ensure smooth operation without the risk of cavitation and efficiency losses, which can be caused by excessive foaming in the lubrication system.
Excellent demulsibility means products efficiently separates from water, which is particularly important in steam turbine applications where water contamination is common. It can also be crucial in wind energy applications that are exposed to inclement weather. These air-release properties minimise the risk of cavitation, and protect the hydraulic systems within the turbine.
A high viscosity index ensures consistent performance across a wide temperature range.

While each of these oils is different in terms of its intended applications, they are all engineered to provide dependable operation under varying temperatures and loads, and ensure that turbines operate at peak efficiency.


Broughton Lubricants has turbine oils designed for:

• Steam turbines: Enhancing the lubrication and protection of bearings and gears within the steam cycle.
• Gas turbines: Catering to the high-temperature environments typical of gas turbines, providing thermal stability and reducing oxidative breakdown.
• Hydro turbines: Offering robust protection in water-rich environments, which is crucial for maintaining the longevity and efficiency of hydroelectric power generation systems.

Castrol is a leading provider of turbine oils and has a reputation for products that deliver exceptional protection and efficiency in various turbine applications. The company has a strong reputation in the industry, and relies on cutting-edge technology to develop high-quality turbine engine oils that meet the stringent environmental regulations of the green energy industry.

Why choose Broughton Lubricants?

At Broughton Lubricants, we are committed to providing not just high-quality products but also expert advice to ensure you choose the right lubricants for your specific applications. With over 100 years of expertise in the industry, and coupled with thorough knowledge of Castrol’s cutting-edge technology, Broughton Lubricants provides tailored recommendations based on the specific needs of your green energy applications. We are committed to supporting the transition to renewable energy through high-performance lubricants that not only meet but exceed industry standards.


Our focus extends across various sectors of green energy, including wind, solar, and hydroelectric power generation. With a combination of environmentally friendly products and a commitment to best practices in applications, we help to ensure that our products contribute positively to sustainable energy practices.


Our experience has been accumulated over many years, and this positions us uniquely to advise on many aspects of technical performance for energy sector clients. As well as helping you with best practises, compatibility or other considerations, we can help to identify replacements or alternatives for products that have been discontinued, upgraded or otherwise made unavailable. Not only can this help you to maintain operational continuity, but it can offer an opportunity to upgrade and optimise the performance of your systems.


With Broughton Lubricants' comprehensive oil-testing services, we help you to maximise efficiency and extend the lifespan of your equipment. By monitoring performance, we can identify areas where your system can be improved and make specific recommendations to help. For more details on our products or to discuss the best practices for environmentally sound lubricant use in your green energy projects, do not hesitate to contact Broughton Lubricants. Call us on 03300 555 655 or use our online enquiry form to request a call back.

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