GLOBECORE’S EQUIPMENT FOR CHANGING OIL IN GEARBOXES OF WIND TURBINES ON WIND FARMS

History of wind turbines

Wind turbines have been used in farms for a long time. In the 1st century AD Greek engineer from Alexandria created wind-driven wheel to power a machine. Then in 7th to 9th century wind mill were used in Iran to grind corn, grind flour, and pump water. By 1000 AD windmills are used for pumping seawater to make salt in China

Problems of winds turbines

The problems associated with gearboxes in wind turbines exist. The key mechanical and power-generating elements in a wind turbine are generator and gearbox.  Other components are blades, shaft, tower, nacelle. Operational experience reveals that the gearboxes of modern electrical wind turbines at the are  their weakest component.   As turbine sizes increased, the design of  gearboxes is able to handle the torque generated by longer and heavier blades has become a problem. The typical lifetime of a wind turbine is 20 years, but the gearboxes commonly fail within of 5 years of operation, and have to be replaced . A gearbox replacement can cost up  to 10 percent of the original construction cost.

Importance of oil changing and filtration

Manufacturers of wind turbines have made their turbines more reliable by improving the oil lubrication and filtration system in the gearbox so it can remove all particles larger than seven microns in size. If a particle of that size breaks free of the meshing gears, it can  damage other gears and bearings.

So importance of using equipment for oil changing and filtration is rather topical. Therefore advanced technology of GlobeCore will let you to keep gear boxes in proper working conditions. GlobeCore ‘s equipment designed to change and filtrate oil in the gearboxes of wind turbines.

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