Life extension of wind turbines to the benefit for the wind farm owners is a core business for IKM Ocean Team. Cleaning and refitting coolers is a part thereoff.
Keeping the recommended temperature in the lube oil and water system is significant for the lube oil and cooling liquids inhibitors' lifetime.
However, the harsh environment for offshore turbines impacts the cooling systems performances over time. Meaning, replacement of oil and cooler liquids may be needed. Retrofitting the cooler system, to maintain a proper working temperature extends efficiently working parts lifetime, benefits the lubrication, and reduces the risks for overheating, again causing break downs or even fire.
Contamination and Raised Temperatures
Lubricating oil systems may be affected and contaminated due to water, metal particles, stain and rust etc. occurring in the system over time. Accumulated contamination may lead to reduced flow and thereby this increasing working temperatures reducing the lubrication and affecting components life time.
Benefits of prober temperatures in your cooling system:
- Extended lifetime for the oil and cooler liquids itself
- Improved lubrication for moving mechanical parts
- Longer lifetime for converters and Electronics
- Reducing risks for break downs or even fire in components
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Contact IKM Ocean Team Windcare to get the best solution for your application.