Great Lakes Science Center

Wind turbine maintenance presents real challenges, particularly considering the conventional use of hazardous cleaners and functional fluids to keep power generation equipment, turbines and nacelles in top operating condition. The accessibility of wind turbines creates a difficult environment for conducting routine maintenance, so extended oil life translates to less downtime for the turbine. A turbine’s height, restricted space and limited accessibility characteristics also increase the risk of hazardous chemical exposure to maintenance technicians.