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Synthetic gear oils for high power densities in wind power plants

September 18. 2012

Synthetic gear oils for high power densities in wind power plants

Long oil change and service intervals reduce power loss and increase yield

Munich, 18 September 2012 - As the power density in wind turbine gears is increasing, loads and temperatures acting within a confined space are constantly on the rise. Consequently, it is ever harder for the gear oils used to attain service life, load and thermal resistance targets. Further critical issues are resistance to wear and micropitting as well as foam and residue formation. Lubricants that have proven successful in numerous wind power plants around the world are the highly load-resistant, synthetic gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series made by Klüber Lubrication.

"Compared to standard oils, these high-performance gear oils from Klüber Lubrication offer high resistance to ageing and loads as well as low friction coefficients," explains Ari Pekka-Holm, Manager Business Unit Wind Energy at Klüber Lubrication. "This enables long oil change and service intervals, lower power losses and higher plant yield - up to several thousand euros can be saved over the service life of a wind turbine."

The gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series offer high resistance to scuffing and micropitting as well as very good wear protection for teeth and rolling bearings. Thanks to the excellent ageing and oxidation resistance of their synthetic base oil, Klübersynth GEM 4 N products attain a much longer service life than mineral oil-based lubricants. They also show a good viscosity-temperature behaviour, supporting the formation of a sufficient lubricant film even at high temperatures. In addition, they offer excellent anti-foaming characteristics, made possible on the one hand by the raw materials used, which as such have a low tendency to foam, and on the other by highly effective anti-foaming additives. Their wide service temperature range means that in many applications a single viscosity class can be used for both high and low temperatures.

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 80 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 test bay 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 Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

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