A job for experts – the proper lubrication of wind turbines

The professional lubrication of wind turbines with exact fitting specialty lubricants is an essential precondition for a trouble-free operation, even under extreme weather conditions. Under the motto “closer to you”, tribology expert Klüber Lubrication will be presenting the latest solutions for highly stressed components of modern wind turbines at the WindEnergy 2016.

“As the importance of wind power increases, so will the challenges to be met by wind power plants, also in terms of efficiency", said Thomas Jørgensen, Sales Development Manager, Business Unit Wind Energy of Klüber Lubrication. “Downtime, short maintenance intervals, complex supplier management as well as high storage costs for lubricants are just some of the challenges influencing operators' success. With high-quality, tailor-made products and a comprehensive portfolio of services for the wind industry, Klüber Lubrication helps to overcome these challenges."

A focus of Klüber Lubrication will be on Klüberplex BEM 34-131 N, a new speciality grease for rolling bearings which are permanently exposed to demanding operation conditions. Due to its excellent corrosion protection, its high chemical resistance to very low or very high temperatures, and its excellent wear protection even when subjected to vibration or oscillating movements, the new special grease increases the service lives of the bearings and the reliability of the wind turbine.

Permanent automatic lubrication systems in wind turbines are equipped with grease reservoirs of different sizes, which need to be refilled on a regular basis. The new air free bellow cartridge of Klüber Lubrication meets the increasing demand for efficient refilling solutions for such permanent automatic lubrication systems. It prevents the transferring of air into the automatic lubrication system during a refill of the reservoirs, thus avoiding malfunctions. The new cartridge solution fits into the existing service relubrication pump units, enabling a cost-efficient relubrication without air.

For the efficient cleaning of gearboxes in wind turbines, Klüber Lubrication has developed the new Klüber Summit Varnasolv HV. Due to its high viscosity matching the gear oil, the new synthetic cleaning concentrate allows the cleaning of enclosed gears during operation. The used oil is subsequently drained to flush out any unwanted residues, and fresh, clean oil can be applied – for example the synthetic gear oil Klübersynth GEM 4-320 N which has proven highly effective in numerous wind power plants worldwide. With its high scuffing and micropitting strength, its high degree of wear protection, as well as its resistance to ageing and oxidation, Klübersynth GEM 4-320 N is particularly suited to the specific requirements of the wind power sector.

At the WindEnergy 2016, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be available to deal with any questions regarding tribological solutions for wind power plants in hall B5, booth 236.


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. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 employees in more than 30 countries

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about € 960 million.