Although providing a renewable source of energy, wind turbines are constantly gaining ground. However, many turbines are located in places where access is difficult making maintenance, such as re-lubrication of bearings, a tough task.
A normal re-lubrication interval is somewhere around six months. No wonder people raised their eyebrows when we suddenly claimed we had developed a lubricant that extended the re-lubrication interval for the main bearings by a factor of eight. But it was true. Epoch™ technology was born.
By using a non-polar thickener system (polypropylene), the additives usual competition for the components’ metal surface is greatly reduced. This in turn enables the additive treat levels to be lowered, thereby optimizing costs whilst maintaining the desired levels of performance and protection.