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Green Fluids from Vegetable Oil: Power Plant

  • Dhorali Gnanasekaran
  • Venkata Prasad Chavidi
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Abstract

Biodegradability has become one of the most important design parameters both in the selection of base oil and in the overall formulation of the finished fluids for insulating liquid and lubricants at electrical power generation in the power plants. There is a continuing trend toward the use of “environmentally friendly” or more readily biodegradable fluids. Readily biodegradable fluids are one that breaks down in the environment at a specified time when evaluated by standard biodegradability tests; the fluids convert to lower molecular weight components that have essentially no environmental impact. Due to the depleting of petroleum resources and environmental concern, the demand for vegetable oil-based natural esters has increased as well. In this regard, the statistical development, degradation capability of vegetable oil (triglycerides) as lubricants and liquid insulators, and the properties of natural ester-based vegetable oil in the power plant have been investigated in this chapter.

Keywords

Vegetable oil Power plants Lubricants Insulating fluids Natural esters Triglycerides Green fluids 

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  • Dhorali Gnanasekaran
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  • Venkata Prasad Chavidi
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  1. 1.Dielectric Materials DivisionCentral Power Research InstituteBengaluruIndia

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