Wind turbine gearboxes are subject to highly complex loads and, throughout the gearbox, bearing performance criteria differs widely. Rapid changes in operating speeds can cause high shock loads, while the high-load/low-speed conditions that arise when winds are light can lead to the breakdown of essential lubricating film.
Lofrix® Windpower has all the features of Lofrix® Original but has been specially formulated to cope with the extreme conditions encountered in wind turbines. The differences in operating speeds, temperatures and pressures within the single gearbox of a wind turbine are a particularly harsh environment for lubricating oils.
Lofrix® Windpower is extremely tolerant of shock loads and stresses and is able to withstand temporary absence of lubricant. These properties help to smooth out the environmental extremes, enabling the lubricating oil to operate effectively within its tolerances.