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Standard wind turbine gearbox warranties generally last two to three years, and when they expire, operations and maintenance professionals become responsible for keeping the turbines running for the remainder of their service lives. Considering that the average wind turbine is expected to operate for up to 20 years, maintenance professionals are challenged to maximize equipment performance and minimize maintenance.
Maintenance staffs are typically lean and must be as efficient as possible to complete the recommended maintenance in the proper intervals. Streamlined gearbox flushing and oil analysis strategies can help maintenance professionals prolong the life of a wind turbine gearbox, minimize unscheduled repairs and simplify maintenance procedures.
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