ExxonMobil to Share White Etching Cracks Research at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference

10 May 2017

At this year’s AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 conference, which takes place on May 22-25, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif., ExxonMobil will announce research confirming its Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT synthetic wind turbine gear oil is proven not to contribute to white etching cracks (WEC). WEC is a common challenge for wind operators which can shorten equipment life and cause serious equipment damage.

ExxonMobil’s research found that the composition of Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT has been scientifically proven not to contribute to the formation of WEC. Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT synthetic gear oil is metal-free, and the research proved that this advanced formulation is what ensures the oil does not contribute to WEC formation.  

This research builds on Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT gear oil’s wide range of performance benefits. Backed by an industry-leading seven-year warranty, this gear oil is formulated to help deliver outstanding protection for critical turbine components over long oil drain intervals.

In addition to discussing this research, ExxonMobil will also be sharing other lubrication best practice insights throughout the show:

·       ExxonMobil will present a technical poster highlighting why a formulation-centric lubrication approach is the optimal strategy to enhance wind turbine reliability. ExxonMobil lubricants engineer Gary Hennigan will discuss the poster during the Poster Reception on the evening of May 24. 

·       ExxonMobil will invite conference attendees to participate in a formulation challenge at its booth (#3514, Hall D). Participants will try to re-balance a liquid solution to achieve the “optimal formulation”, with winners receiving a prize. The challenge reinforces the importance of having a formulation-centric lubrication strategy.

ExxonMobil | http://www.mobil.com/wind