Freudenberg-NOK helps seal wind turbines against harsh environmental elements with the R 55 seal

Renewable energy, and wind power in particular, is playing an increasingly important role in today’s global energy portfolio. But as new windmills are installed across heartlands and down coasts, the components driving their blades and turbines are exposed to extreme environmental conditions including storms, rain, ice and salt.

It goes without saying that service disruptions caused by component failures are not an option. Yet successfully sealing the rotary shafts that drive these wind systems requires significant technological expertise because the seals required are huge