Working to make gearbox oil changes obsolete

Cristian Soto / Fluitec,  Frank Magnotti / Fluitec, Greg Livingstone / Fluitec Not long ago, wind turbine maintenance was not considered an up-tower activity. Nacelles and their internal components were not designed for easy access or repair. They required excessive maintenance costs such as crane rentals. Fortunately, new nacelles are designed to be more up-tower friendly

Seven steps for making wind-power sites chemically safer and environmentally compliant

Eric Lethe | Vice President | Inland Technology Inc. The need for environmentally compliant processes and materials in the renewable energy industry has grown substantially as the market for clean power has matured. Even though wind turbines don’t use combustion to generate electricity, and therefore don’t produce air emissions, there are still risks of toxic

What criteria should be considered when selecting lubricants for wind turbines?

Oil and other lubricants play important roles in keeping today’s wind turbines running reliably and efficiently. Because of the extreme conditions most turbines face and number of different parts that require lubrication, there is no specified set of criteria for choosing the right product, which makes careful section essential. “There is no ‘one size fits

Serve your lubricant like you would a premium beer, says Des-Case

The following Introduction and Store-room sections come from a paper by DES-Case with the same title as the headline. Down load the full paper here: Introduction The consumption and enjoyment of beers from around the world has changed in recent years. It is not about guzzling any old beer any more. Beer drinkers are

Des-Case introduces IsoLink oil transfer containers

Des-Case has launched a new line of oil transfer containers and accessories to help maintain lubrication cleanliness, especially at transfer when contaminants can more easily invade the lubrication process and degrade equipment performance and reliability. The IsoLink Oil Transfer Container is the first oil transfer system that offers a complete best practices solution for contamination

Klüber Lubrication launches new content hub

Klüber Lubrication, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduced a new content hub that provides insights for a variety of markets into how lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication save energy, protect equipment and enhance processes. “We developed this unique, content-oriented website to give users reliable, in-depth resources about market trends and best practices, as well as

Over 70 PFPE oils and greases from Klüber Lubrication are available

Klüber Lubrication, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants, continues to meet market demand for perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) oils and greases by now offering over 70 PFPE products under the BARRIERTA, Klüberalfa and Klübertemp brand names. Known for their stable, nonflammable and non-reactive properties, PFPE oils and greases provide excellent high-temperature performance for many industries, including: automotive,

Sage Oil Vac revamps the oil change with replacement drain valve

Sage Oil Vac is begging the question: Why are mechanics still relying on a glorified bolt to serve as an oil drain plug? Oil is the lifeblood of any engine (including a wind turbine’s gearbox). With a century’s worth of innovation and technological advances, why has the oil drain blog not changed as well? Sage Oil Vac is offering

Des-Case whitepaper: benefits of permanent offline filtration

Editor’s Note: Des-Case, a developer of contamination control products for industrial lubricants, recently released a whitepaper titled “Taking fluid cleanliness to the next level with permanent offline filtration.” In it, the company discusses the benefits of permanent offline filtration solutions over portable units. The introduction of the article is presented here. Download the whitepaper at this link. 

What lubricants should be used in wind turbine gearboxes?

Recent advances in wind-energy lubrication are aimed at supporting increased turbine efficiency. Synthetic lubricants have received considerable attention mostly due to their reputation for improved performance over conventional mineral-based oils. A few specialized lubricants with characteristics intended for particular tasks include low-temperature fluidity and long oil life. Such lubricants provide benefits for difficult to maintain