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Wind Power Aided By Dow Lubricant

by Michael McCoy
May 24, 2010 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 88, ISSUE 21

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New Dow wind turbine lubricant promises increased power output.
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Credit: Dow
New Dow wind turbine lubricant promises increased power output.

Dow Chemical has introduced a new lubricant, UCON GL-320, developed for the gearboxes of wind turbines. A combination of polyalkylene glycol and a Dow additive package, the lubricant is designed to increase electricity output for wind power producers. Moreover, Dow says, UCON GL-320 can help save money versus hydrocarbon lubricants by extending the life of equipment in remote or offshore locations.

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