ExxonMobil’s high performance wind turbine gear oil, Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT, has received a second ‘design evaluation’ certification by DNV-GL, one of the world’s leading certification bodies for renewable energy projects. The certification is in recognition of the lubricant’s in-service performance, which confirms that it does not contribute to the oil-related effects of white etching cracks (WEC).
With 60 per cent of wind turbine gearbox failures attributed to WEC, it is a serious issue for wind turbine operators that can result in costly maintenance and lost productivity.
ExxonMobil worked side-by-side with DNV-GL during the accreditation process to ensure that Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT provides wind turbine operators with the best possible in-service performance, even in extreme conditions.
“We are proud that our leading wind turbine gear oil – used in wind turbines worldwide - is proven not to contribute to WEC “says Thorsten Sueling, Europe EB/OEM Manager at ExxonMobil. “This milestone is a testament to the ongoing research and work we do with customers and OEMs”.
Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT gear oil is a high performance lubricant designed specifically for wind turbines.
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