Lubricant Brochure For Wind Turbine Gearboxes

May 28, 2010
A more efficient wind turbine that will generate even morewind driven electricity is now possible with the introduction of the new Dow UCON™ GL-320lubricant.Power producers may produce and sell more power with this lubricant for three reasons. First, incold weather turbines can shut down due to filter failures caused by high lubricant viscosity.Higher inherent viscosity index of UCON™ GL-320 addresses this issue without the need foradditional VI improvers. Second, when turbine output is at the maximum, high gear oiltemperatures can lead to shutdowns. UCON™ GL-320 has a higher heat capacity thanhydrocarbon oils which allows it to move more heat, reducing these shutdowns. Lastly, UCON™GL-320 has better lubricity at ambient conditions meaning that it has the potential to shift the power vs. wind speed curve to the left, leading to greater power output when the production is less then the maximum design output.The new Dow UCON™ GL-320 is a PAG (Polyalkylene Glycol) based lubricant that wasdeveloped based on Dow’s experience manufacturing PAG based products. The combination ofthe PAG base along with a proprietary Dow additive package yields a ready to use product withspecific performance properties required for the successful operation of wind turbine and othergearbox operations. UCON™ GL-320 is available in bulk, drums, or 20 L containers.