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Silicones Keep Wind Turbines Turning

Dow Corning silicones play a significant part in producing wind power. Converting wind energy to electricity strains components such as hydraulic circuits, brakes, blades and bearings. Friction betwee...


June 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Dow Corning silicones play a significant part in producing wind power. Converting wind energy to electricity strains components such as hydraulic circuits, brakes, blades and bearings. Friction between wind turbine components can drastically reduce efficiency, making proper lubrication and maintenance essential to maximize energy output. Specially formulated silicone lubricants, such as the company’s Molykote brand lubricants, are designed to meet these demands, and help reduce the carbon footprint of wind farms.

Dow Corning

Tel.: 989-496-4400

Website: www.dowcorning.com

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