MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant is a fully synthetic industrial gear lubricant designed to provide optimum equipment protection of wind turbine gear boxes and lubricant life even under extreme conditions. ExxonMobil’s next generation polyalphaolefin (PAO) technology has been selected for its exceptional oxidation resistance and thermal properties. This exclusive synthetic base fluid is the foundation for a novel, balanced gear oil formulation, which delivers benefits in micropitting, viscosity index, air release, and low temperature flow characteristics versus other synthetic gear oils. MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant contains advanced, scientifically engineered and balanced proprietary additive technology designed to provide excellent protection against conventional wear modes such as scuffing but also provides a high level of resistance against micropitting fatigue. In addition, compared to conventional gear oil chemistries, it offers the potential for improved lubrication of gearbox rolling element bearings. MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant offers outstanding rust and corrosion protection versus conventional gear oils. MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT shows no tendency to plug fine filters even when wet and has excellent compatibility with ferrous and non-ferrous metals, even at elevated temperatures.
MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant is recommended for lubrication of the main gear box in wind turbine power generation systems. It is especially recommended for applications that may be subject to micropitting: especially heavily loaded gearboxes with surface-hardened tooth metallurgies, which are typically used in wind turbines. It may also be used in gear applications where extreme low and/or high temperatures are encountered and applications where corrosion may be severe.
Mobil SHC synthetic lubricants are recognized and appreciated around the world for innovation and outstanding performance. These molecular design PAO synthetic products, pioneered by our research scientists, symbolize the continuing commitment to using advanced technology to provide outstanding products. A key factor in the development of MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant was the frequent exchange of information between our scientists and application specialists with key wind turbine, gearbox, and bearing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure that this next-generation product offering will provide exceptional performance with the rapidly evolving gearbox designs for wind turbines.
Our field demonstration work with equipment builders will help to confirm the results from our own laboratory tests showing the exceptional performance of the MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant. This cooperative work will demonstrate the all-round balanced performance benefits for the next-generation MOBIL SHC GEAR 320 WT advanced wind turbine gear lubricant, including a wide temperature range of application.
To address the issue of micropitting gear wear, our product formulation scientists designed a proprietary combination of additives which would resist traditional gear wear mechanisms as well as protecting against micropitting. Our formulators chose exclusive, next-generation PAO synthetic base oils and utilized a novel blending approach to deliver benefits in micropitting, viscosity index, air release, and low temperature flow characteristics, as well as the balance of the performance features.