As the importance of wind power increases, so will the challenges to be met by wind power plants, also in terms of efficiency. Downtime, short maintenance intervals, complex supplier management, high storage costs for lubricants and gear oils are just some of the challenges influencing operators’ success. Klüber Lubrication will present high-quality speciality lubricants and tailor-made services for the wind energy industry under the motto “Wind beneath your wings” at the HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 in hall 3, stand 3E 08.
The new adhesive lubricant Klübersynth AG 14-61 has been especially designed for girth gear/pinion drives and plain bearings, e.g. yaw bearings, in wind turbines. The wide service temperature range of the synthetic lubricant, which is also spreadable at low temperatures, ensures trouble-free operation. Klübersynth AG 14-61 can be applied by central lubrication systems down to -30 °C. The product ensures excellent wear protection and contributes to longer girth gear/pinion drive lifetime due to its combination of selected solid lubricants and additives. Furthermore, the new lubricant is very versatile.
Besides this newly developed product, visitors can also find out about Klüber Lubrication’s speciality. The synthetic gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series offer high scuffing load capacity, micro-pitting resistance and wear protection, meeting the specific requirements of the wind industry. They are also resistant to aging and oxidation and have a good viscosity-temperature behavior. Additionally, the synthetic gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series also have excellent anti-foam properties, as they contain raw materials with low tendency to foam combined with highly-effective anti-foam additives.
Klüber Lubrication will also present a wide range of services in the field of speciality lubrication. The Grease Condition Analysis (GCA) service has been added to the portfolio this year. Availability is a key factor for operators of wind turbines. Lubricant analysis can provide information that helps to optimize availability. Bearing grease condition analyses by means of standardized methods on a regular basis provide information on the current condition of the grease. Based on analysis results, the failure risk of expensive components or systems can be reduced and useful life be increased. Grease condition analysis is available for selected lubricating greases from Klüber Lubrication.
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