The yaw brake is part of a braking system for a wind turbine. This hydraulic brake is engaged in times of extreme wind conditions, reducing overspeed and increasing safety.
The first goal is to limit the friction between the back of the plate and the two jacks on each side of the caliper because the disc is always under the brake lining’s constraints. The second goal is to ensure corrosion protection during the five-year lifetime of the brake lining. Metal-to-metal contact creates friction and environmental conditions contribute to corrosion.
Air-curing MOLYKOTE® 3402-C LF Anti-Friction Coating provided a dry and clean coating that delivered an excellent combination of corrosion protection and lubrication as well as strong resistance to pressure and wear.
The product helped the customer meet their five-year lifetime target for the brake lining. Testing was performed to demonstrate the good adhesion.