Lubricant Brochure For Wind Turbine Gearboxes

Description

A more efficient wind turbine that will generate even more
wind driven electricity is now possible with the introduction of the new Dow UCON™ GL-320
lubricant.
Power producers may produce and sell more power with this lubricant for three reasons. First, in
cold 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 for
additional VI improvers. Second, when turbine output is at the maximum, high gear oil
temperatures can lead to shutdowns. UCON™ GL-320 has a higher heat capacity than
hydrocarbon 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 was
developed based on Dow’s experience manufacturing PAG based products. The combination of
the PAG base along with a proprietary Dow additive package yields a ready to use product with
specific performance properties required for the successful operation of wind turbine and other
gearbox operations. UCON™ GL-320 is available in bulk, drums, or 20 L containers.
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