Synthetic Wind Turbine Gear Oil
Featured Product from ExxonMobil Chemical Company – Synthetics Base Stocks
Wind turbine power generation capacity and turbine size are both increasing, which drives wind power’s competitiveness by reducing the levelized cost of electricity. However, increasing power generation increases the loads on the gearbox and bearings, which increases the stress on the lubricants needed to protect the equipment.
Going up-tower costs your wind industry customers money. That’s why they want long-lasting gear oil that minimizes maintenance while enhancing equipment life and reliability. Lubricant manufacturers must formulate lubricants that improve gearbox reliability by providing advanced micropitting and wear protection, as well as foam performance, so your customers can extend drain intervals even in more extreme operating environments.
Our SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic base stocks are higher performing base stocks providing a higher viscosity index (VI), excellent low-temperature performance and enhanced foam performance compared to conventional polyalphaolefin (cPAO)-based formulations. These performance advantages help formulations meet and even exceed demands for next-generation wind turbine gear oils.
Due to the advanced performance of mPAO, over 40% of the HiVis PAO market has converted to it. The initial-fill wind turbine gear oil market has essentially transitioned to mPAO-based formulations.