- Frank Magnotti, Fluitec CEO: "Breeze 320 is now up-tower tested and gearbox OEM approved. Along with key technologies based on in-field replenishment of additives modeled from our extensive predictive 'tribo-analytics' database, we have a powerful, new solution for the wind industry worldwide."
HAMBURG, Germany, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today as Europe's premier wind energy O&M met, Fluitec CEO, Frank Magnotti, presented to some of the most innovative, successful and exciting companies in the rapidly evolving wind industry, Fluitec's newest, most revolutionary product to date, Breeze 320, specifically developed for the wind industry and now deploying.
According to Magnotti, "Breeze 320 reduces oil costs by at least 60% over the life of your wind turbine. It also increases gear oil performance by ensuring maximum protection by having a premium gear consistently running with high additive levels. Breeze 320 eliminates the costs of oil changes and up-tower flushing, making this a very strong alternative to current maintenance options."
With this announcement Fluitec brings its expertise to the wind industry into the market confident that Breeze 320, already up tower tested and OEM gearbox approved, can yield >15 years life, especially when used in combination of proprietary key technologies based on in-field replenishment of additives modeled from an extensive predictive "tribo-analytics" database.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with customers in over 63 countries, Fluitec is the recognized global knowledge leader in lubricants for rotating machinery. Fluitec's patented technologies provide ASTM standards-based testing methods and products. Fluitec has innovated chemical filtration and replenishment of in-field additives to dramatically lengthen the life of lubricants in the power generation industry.
BREEZE 320 is designed for the heavy duty operation.
The new product is specifically designed for the heavy duty gear environment of wind turbine main gears as well as oil-lubricated rolling bearings that exceeds the minimum requirements of DIN 51517-3 for CLP gear oils.
Fluitec's Predictive Data Analytics comes standard with BREEZE 320.
Fluitec's Tribo-Analytics platform contains the world's largest oil analysis database linked to operational data. By using oil analysis, the platform provides advanced predictions to identify component failures, such as gearboxes. In addition, this predictive model allows Fluitec to better forecast oil degradation
BREEZE 320 is more Environmentally Sustainable.
Upgrading to Breeze 320 lowers the volume of lubricant consumed over the life of a wind turbine by up to 75%, translating to 10 tons of CO2 prevented from being released into the atmosphere. In addition, preventing oil changes eliminates an environmentally risky activity that often involves oil spills into the environment.
Fluitec is one of the foremost world wide experts in the measurement, management and monitoring of antioxidants and mitigation of damage caused by oxidative stress in everything from helicopters to power plants to the human body.