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Does Increased Wind-Turbine Uptime Sound Appealing? Timken’s New UltraWind P1 Wind Energy Seal Can Help

7/26/2011 8:00:00 AM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Rick Borowski |

Timken has harnessed polyurethane’s abrasion-resistant properties in a special seal design to help promote longer wear life in wind applications. Introducing the new UltraWind P1 Wind Energy Seal. When compared to other standard elastomer seal materials used on wind-turbine bearings, such as NBR (nitrile) and HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile), the abrasion resistance of Timken’s P1 polyurethane material is three to four times greater, as determined by standard abrasion-resistance bench tests.  Read More+



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