What features should you consider when choosing filters for a wind turbine?

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

Why lubricant formulation beats additive top treating?

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,

Sight glass offers insight to lubricant condition

Luneta’s new Sight Glass has all the clarity and durability you need, with none of the leaks, cracks or squinting you may be used to with those old-style sight glasses.

New report: Lucrative opportunities exist in lubricant market for wind turbines

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

Real-time transformer moisture monitoring minimizes downtime

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 intros advanced wind-turbine grease for cold weather

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).

JFMS and OMS sign offshore turbine service deal

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

Analyzing the lifeblood of wind turbines

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

Kluber Lubrication offers rolling bearing grease for enhanced protection against friction and wear

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

Klüber Lubrication to showcase high-performance gear oil at WINDPOWER 2016

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.