Published: 24 May 2019 24 May 2019
Shell Lubricants has unveiled a new synthetic gearbox oil for wind turbines in the US market. With a 10-year warranty, Shell Omala S5 Wind can help to extend operational uptime and reduce unplanned breakdown, by offering enhanced protection.
Gearbox operations and management can be particularly demanding; often in remote locations and challenging weather conditions. They must withstand extremes of hot and/or cold climates, water, dust and fluctuating wind speeds. These severe conditions and varying loads can cause damage to the gearboxes, including micro-pitting. If a gearbox failure occurs, it can cause significant equipment downtime, leading to monetary loss. The wear and corrosion protection Shell Omala S5 Wind offers can help extend the service life of the gearboxes, while foam control and optimal filterability also help to reduce gear and bearing damage.