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Pre-Commissioning Oil Flushing

The pre-commissioning of most large rotating and reciprocating equipment with large lube systems should include oil flushing to confirm equipment is free of containments before starting operation.


Before starting up a turbine, compressor, or other pieces of rotating equipment, it is important to remove all traces of metal and other hard contaminants left behind during the fabrication, transportation and installation of the equipment and lube oil piping. If not removed during a pre-commissioning oil flush, these hard contaminants can find their way to the bearing housing as well as other critical areas and cause irreparable damage.

IFM’s pre-commissioning oil flushing process includes:

    • Console Inspection / Cleaning
    • Flush Design & Flow Path Engineering
    • Pipefitting & Jumper Installation
    • Pre-Startup Inspection
    • Pre-Commissioning Oil Flush: Heat/Cool Cycles, Active purging strategy, Mechanically Knocking Piping, Reverse Flow Manifolds
    • Verification of Cleanliness
    • Project Documentation

The following are typical applications for pre-commissioning oil flush:

    • Gas Turbines
    • Steam Turbines
    • Compressors
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Natural Gas Engines
    • Marine Diesel Engines

IFM provides turn-key pre-commissioning oil flushing services including:

  • Engineered Solutions
  • Process and Procedures in accordance with API 614 and major OEM oil flushing standards including GE, Elliott, Solar, Dresser-Rand, and Siemens
  • Quality and Reliable Flushing Equipment
  • Excellent Contractor-Client Communications
  • Honest and Accurate Bidding
  • Safe, Professional, and Experienced Crews
  • Nightly Job Progress Updates
  • Detailed Post Job Reporting


Learn how IFM’s pre-commissioning oil flushing services can deliver turn-key reliability to your equipment operations.

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