In the wind industry, simple logistics places importance on a well-planned operations and maintenance strategy. The geographic location, weather conditions, and height of most wind turbines make even the most basic gearbox or hydraulic repairs a daunting and costly task. For that reason, filtration is critical in wind turbines. Gears and bearings ride on a
Quality components are integral to a high-performing wind farm, and ongoing care and maintenance of its parts is just as important. Turbines are exposed to some of the harshest conditions in the industrial world, such as extreme temperatures, vibration, and debris. In these conditions, proper equipment lubrication is essential. It can help protect system components,
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The split of lubricant consumption by region tracks the division of global installed capacity. China is the largest market for lubricants used in wind energy, accounting for 34% of total demand, followed closely by the United States with 21%. Germany and India account for an approximate share of 6% each. However, Germany’s demand is slightly
Vaisala, a global provider of environmental and industrial measurement, has emphasized the importance of continuous monitoring of moisture in transformer insulation oil. Continuous online monitoring will improve understanding of a phenomenon that contributes to the degradation of oil, increases the risk of catastrophic failure and, in the long-term, adds to maintenance costs. “Traditionally, industry understanding of
ExxonMobil is introducing Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT, a synthetic wind turbine grease that can protect pitch, yaw, and generator bearings from extreme temperature conditions as high as 248ºF (120C) down to -58ºF ( -50C).
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), a provider of integrated marine services to the offshore renewables industry, announced the signing of an exclusive cooperation agreement with Oil Management and Services (OMS). The combined and complementary expertise of JFMS and OMS will offer significant benefits to customers in the European offshore renewables industry, with the delivery of full
If wind is breath to turbines, then oil is the lifeblood that keeps these machines running smoothly. And a healthy, well-oiled machine is one that can offer reliability and longevity. It’s not unlike our own bodies, which tend to last and function better with proper care and nourishment. This, according to David DiNunzio, Wind Application
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has announced the availability of Klübertherm HB 88-182. This new product is a versatile long-term grease that provides good corrosion and wear protection for rolling bearings subject to high loads and medium speeds at temperatures of up to 180° C. Klübertherm HB 88-182 is fully synthetic and based
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, will feature its high-performance gear oil and heavy-duty grease for wind turbines in booth #2429 during WINDPOWER 2016, May 23-26, 2016 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.