Wind turbine gearbox oil backed by seven-year warranty

Paul Boughton

ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants’ Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT is the company’s newest, high-performance synthetic wind turbine gear oil. 

As the industry’s first gearbox lubricant to be backed by a seven-year warranty, Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT is formulated to help deliver protection for critical turbine components over long oil-drain intervals – a critical consideration for wind farms, which often operate in harsh climates and remote locations. 

In bench and rig testing, Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT has shown the ability to deliver the specific, key performance benefits needed to support wind turbines operating in a wide range of onshore and offshore conditions, including: 

* Outstanding protection again micropitting and wear; 

* Reliable foam-control performance; 

* Exceptional water tolerance; and, 

* Superb oxidative stability and excellent viscometrics, even at temperatures as low as -45º Celsius (-49 Fahrenheit).  

“With its exceptional testing results and our unprecedented seven-year warranty, wind turbine operators can have peace of mind in the advanced formulation and performance capabilities of Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT,” said Rainer Lange, Mobil SHC brand advisor-EAME, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants. “And, as the operational capacity of new generation wind turbines soars from single to double-digit megawatt power, we are certain that Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT can help future-proof investments in new wind technology.”

Subject to the terms and conditions of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants’ seven-year limited warranty for Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT, the company will bear any costs required and adequate to repair and/or replace any equipment damaged as a result of a lubricant defect or malfunction.

The new flagship lubricant is approved for aquatic non-toxicity, as determined by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 493/02 test. 

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