Morgan Advanced Materials Electrical Carbon business announces that its range of carbon brushes are ideal for wind turbine applications, with new designs and materials that are resulting in longer brush life and increased generator uptime.
Morgan’s globally available brush grades are created to be environment-specific, offering maximized performance in low or high load conditions. Leading-edge laboratory equipment, coupled with years of experience in carbon brush technology, has led Morgan to develop advanced materials to address the environmental extremes experienced by wind turbines, including scorching heat or corrosive sea salt. The brushes are also engineered to deliver high performance in low-humidity atmospheres, a common environmental factor affecting many wind farms.
The field-tested carbon brushes are backed by unmatched application engineering, customer service and global reach to support demanding environments. They offer exceptional performance, and feature low friction due to their superior film formation. In addition to being able to endure extreme atmospheric conditions Morgan’s range of carbon brushes are tolerant to contamination and provide an excellent lifespan with minimal slip ring wear and a low brush to brush wear differential.
Despite their relatively small size, carbon brushes and related assemblies are a critical component in a generator’s overall efficiency and output. Morgan’s carbon brushes are ideal for wind turbine generators that are subjected to extremely harsh environments, along with other challenges, including sudden changes in wind speed, very low humidity, and the on/off cycling of the generator unit. Their superior design also results in lower maintenance costs and significantly improved generator reliability.
About our Electrical Carbon business
The Electrical Carbon business of Morgan Advanced Materials produces carbon and metalized-carbon current collector strips and assemblies for linear electrical transfer.
Our electrical carbon products are produced from an extensive portfolio of materials including carbon, graphite, silicon carbide and other ceramics. The range includes pantograph strips, third rail shoes, trolley bus inserts and industrial linear collectors for applications from 60V to 25kV.
The Electrical Carbon business is able to draw on longstanding applications engineering experience and materials expertise to engineer products that meet demanding customer challenges and deliver long term high-performance.
Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.
From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers’ products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.
The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.
Electrical Transfer is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.