Wind-Turbine Science: Hydraulic Hoses as the Arteries for Successful Rotation

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Harnessing the power of the wind has changed the way the world perceives energy production. It’s not necessary to scour the Earth for resources.

The wind is a constant companion. As a result, wind turbines have popped up across the landscape for decades. Within these huge machines are hoses that perform critical duties throughout every rotation. Explore hydraulic hoses and how they’re truly the arteries of the modern turbine.

Pitch Control

One of the main uses of hoses in a turbine is pitch control. A turbine isn’t just a fixed set of blades several feet up in the air. Hydraulics inch the blades into position as the winds change, reports Machine Design. This pitch control gives the wind turbine a chance to catch all of the breezes without gaining too much speed.

Hoses from our Parker Hannifin collection are specifically designed for these applications. They remain tough under extraordinary pressure with quality that’s undeniable.

Braking Safety

Turbines cannot spin at infinite speeds. They have definite limits when it comes to RPMs. The wind turbine hose becomes a critical part of the system when winds are too strong:

  • The hoses provide the pathway for liquids to safely stop the turbines from rotating at high speeds
  • In fact, the braking system might operate for long periods of time when winds continue to blow.

That’s the time when you need Parker Hannifin products to protect your investment.

Lubricating Applications

Wind turbines transfer energy from the air and into their mechanical parts. Lubricating the parts is the job of the included hoses. Leaks along these lines cannot be tolerated. Any pressure reduction leads to poor lubrication and mechanical breakdowns.

Windpower Engineering & Developmentpoints out that gearbox lubrication depends on hoses in order to keep the turbine running like clockwork. You’ll save money and time with lubrication as a top priority. Fewer checks and repairs on the turbine is the goal of every business owner.

Cooling Systems

Your wind turbine won’t last too long if the cooling system fails. The hydraulic hose plays a key role in moving fluids around the cooling components so that the lubrication system and moving parts remain within their operational ranges. Heat is ultimately the demise of any mechanical system.

Our hoses come with intricate internal and external constructions to meet your demanding needs. Each turbine has its own heat challenges, depending on its design and location. If your turbine is in the desert, for example, you need heat control more so than a cooler location.

Choosing the Right Hose for the Job

MFCP partners with Parker Hannifin for your wind turbine hose needs. Ask us about the right hose for your job. Our stock includes these hose features, such as:

  • EN and ISO specifications
  • Nonconductive options
  • Chemical, ozone and UV resistance

All of our hoses are quality checked for their flexibility under pressure and compatibility with your media. Choose from bundles, single or multiple selections or preformed hose options. There are no worries about excessive expansion or equipment breakdownswith each hydraulic hose because our parts remain tough in almost any environment.

Managing the Hoses With Electronic Devices

Today’s technology makes hose examination easier than ever with electronic connections and protocols. Hoses in a turbine don’t have to be overlooked because of difficult-to-reach spaces. Be aware of the smallest leak with devices locked into the system. You can send your team out with a clear picture of the issue at hand.

Today’s hydraulic hoses take on some of the harshest environments, so failures are rare and irregular. Keeping up with any issues, however, are simplified with electronic controls.

Every turbine relieves just a bit of pressure from the Earth’s strained resources. We aim to improve the world through our commitment to you!