Turbine engine oil CHANGEOVER
Generally synthetic turbine oils in one viscosity group are compatible and miscible with all other synthetic oils in the same viscosity group (and in many cases other viscosity groups as well). However, in changing from one synthetic turbine oil to another, an operator must follow the engine manufacturers’ recommendations. Change by top-off (mixing) allows the changeover to take place slowly and there is increasing evidence that this is less of a shock to the engine and engine oil system. While most engine manufacturers allow change by top-off (mixing), other engine manufacturers do not and only allow changeover by either drain and refill, or drain, flush and refill.
It’s Shell’s policy to always recommend that the engine manufacturer’s recommendations are followed. In addition, it’s recommended that for the initial period during and after changeover, the oil filters are inspected more frequently.
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil data sheets and specs
In the table below, you can find the technical data sheet (TDS) and material safety data sheet (MSDS) for the AeroShell turbine engine oil you need. The TDS and MSDS are in English, but you can find these documents in other languages in the Shell EPC area.
An MSDS, formerly known as a safety data sheet (SDS), explains the properties and hazards of the turbine engine oil. It also offers safe handling recommendations, storage and transport requirements, and what measures should be taken for first aid, accidental releases, exposure control, and personal protection.
A TDS outlines the main applications or areas of use for your turbine engine oil, as well as its physicochemical properties and general advice on health, safety, and its environmental impact.
For more information about AeroShell Turbine Engine Oils, read the AeroShell Book.