40% of unplanned downtime on windfarms is caused by gearbox failure. This can mean losses of up to $200,000 per event and drastic increases to your levelised cost of energy – but it’s a problem you can manage.
Maximising the efficiency of every gearbox depends on the control of friction. Gearbox friction generates excessive heat, putting thermal stress on system components to cause wear and pitting. This shortens the life of component parts and reduces gear box performance, leading to unscheduled downtime and additional replacement/labour costs.
Castrol Optigear is a range of leading high performance gear oils that’s proven to reduce friction*, actively resist wear and extend the life of your gearbox. Optigear is first range of wind turbine lubricants to be certified as carbon-neutral, too, so it helps reduce your carbon footprint and combat climate change.
Take control of your energy costs and keep your turbines turning for longer – opt for Castrol Optigear.
Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT 320 is a premium synthetic oil for wind turbine gears operating in wide temperature ranges and under high loads.
Suited for high-capacity wind turbine gears, Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT 320 delivers robust surface protection and reduces gear friction.
Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320 is a premium synthetic oil for wind turbine gears operating in wide temperature ranges and under high loads.
Suited for high-capacity wind turbine gears, it delivers best-in-class surface protection and reduces gear friction.
Castrol is the first lubricant supplier in the world to offer carbon-neutral lubricants for the wind turbine industry.
Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT 320 and Optigear Synthetic X 320 are both certified as achieving complete carbon neutrality for their entire lifecycle – from production, through to transportation and eventual disposal at the end of service life.
An Introduction to Castrol Optigear Carbon Neutral Project
Find out more about Castrol Optigear Carbon Neutral certification process.