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Turbine oil increases the efficiency of hydroelectric plants

February 14. 2019

Turbine oil increases the efficiency of hydroelectric plants

New speciality lubricant for plain bearings in generators

Cost pressure, sustainability goals, influences from the market as well as environmental and renaturalisation measures force operators of hydroelectric power stations to generate energy even more efficiently and profitably.

This can be done either by reconstructions or by investments in new technology. Minor measures can already make an important difference without incurring high costs.

With the new high-performance lubricating oil Klüberoil EE 1-46, Klüber Lubrication has found a sustainable solution for optimising the efficiency of both existing and new installations.

"The turbine oil was developed in cooperation with a leading European manufacturer of hydroelectric power stations. The reduction of internal friction optimises the efficiency loss in plain bearings. Klüberoil EE 1-46 complies with the requirements of the DIN 51515-2 standard. The high-performance lubricating oil can be used in all types of hydroelectric power stations - run-of-river power stations, storage power stations, pumped storage power plants -  for oil-lubricated turbines and generators" says Florian Held , Global Project Manager Hydropower, Klüber Lubrication.

 

The expert for speciality lubricants has used a new, unusual approach in developing the new oil.  The aim was to manufacture an oil for turbines and generators which increases the efficiency in plain bearings of generators. The semi-synthetic plain bearing oil Klüberoil EE 1-46 can substantially reduce efficiency losses in generator bearings. 

 

The new energy-efficient turbine oil shows a low foaming tendency and high oxidation stability. The use of Klüberoil EE 1-46 optimises efficiency and extends oil change intervals, thus contributing to increase the service life of components. Hence, cost savings can  be achieved easily and efficiently. Klüberoil EE 1-46 also shows good compatibility with plain bearing materials.

 

As a market leader in eco-compatible lubricants Klüber Lubrication offers already today a high-quality range of lubricants for hydroelectric power stations. The expert for speciality lubricants will continue expanding its product portfolio in the next few years while including its experience gained in other industries and sectors. Klüberoil EE 1-46 is the first product of a whole series.

You can find more details on: klueber.com/hydropower

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 85 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

 

For further information, please click http://www.klueber.com

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

 

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