System Seals has also developed a new wind turbine seal that virtually eliminates leaks – even after the seal becomes worn. Like run-flat tires on a premium car, this self-correcting feature ensures continuous protection to the main bearing, while preventing leaks, fires and contamination.
All told, the improvements reduce maintenance, downtime and the cost of ownership by approximately 50 percent – no matter where in the world a turbine is located. This new technology is used in OEM equipment, MRO, seal upgrades and repower projects.
With a specialty in large-diameter, custom seals, System Seals quickly became a natural fit for the wind industry several years ago during the surge of new turbines. Today, the company produces the industry’s top performing wind turbine bearing and pitch seals in sizes up to 3,000 millimeters in diameter.
Systems Seals’ engineers have a unique ability to custom design seals in PTFE compound and polyurethane that substantially outperform standard parts. They offer lower friction, greater reliability and are more resistant to extrusion.
The time and cost involved in replacing turbine seals are far too valuable to rely on standard parts. Talk to a System Seals engineer today to learn how seals designed specifically for each application can be developed and delivered more quickly than most off-the-shelf solutions.