Hydac, Bethlehem, Pa, says its equipment monitors the cleanliness and ageing of hydraulic and lubrication oils. Company equipment electronically measures flow, pressure, and temperature, and it provides cooling and filters for wind turbines. Oil monitoring extends service life and improves operational safety through high-quality filters. Taking care of hydraulic systems and components is critical for safe operation of yaw brakes and pitch control.
Fluid-condition monitoring includes sensors for the permanent measurement of oil cleanliness, wear particles, water saturation, and oil ageing in hydraulic systems. Monitoring the gearbox and bearing lubrication detects wear and tear at an early stage and allows avoiding damage.
Filed Under: Lubricants