cooling tower fan gearbox

In order to condense the low energy steam from the turbine into water, a cooling device is needed. It can be water from a lake or river if the power plant is located near a reservoir, but often this will cause environmental issues, like algae’s. Therefore a number of cooling towers are normally used. The fan in the centre of each cooling tower ensures the draft, and it is rotated by means of a gear and an electric motor. Since the gear is installed minimum 30 meters off the ground, maintenance is not easy, and therefore the oil in cooling tower fan gearbox must be kept dry and clean.

If the cooling tower fan gearbox oil is not kept dry and clean, you risk very expensive repairs or replacements of parts, and downtime of the plant. The main problem with the cooling tower fan gearbox oil is water ingress and dust that result in wear and oxidation residues in the oil. The cooling tower fan gearbox is hard to reach, so costs of service are very high. If the cooling tower fan gearbox does not perform, power is not delivered to the grid, and the risk of penalties arises.   

Benefits, installing CJC® Oil Filters

  • Protect your investment
  • Optimise availability of the power plant
  • Reduce risk of expensive cooling tower fan gearbox repairs
  • Reduce risk of unplanned breakdowns, outages and penalties 
  • Reduced maintenance costs

When you install a CJC® Oil Filtration solution on your cooling tower fan gearbox, you get an oil filter with excellent water and dirt removal capabilities. This gives you cost savings and better reliability of equipment, and a high output of your plant. Technically, CJC® is known for keeping oil dry and clean, and without oxidation residues, which is documented over many years and in several cooling tower fan gearbox installations. CJC® Oil Filter solutions are installed in many power plants worldwide, and when you choose CJC® Oil Filters, you ensure a long lifetime of the cooling tower fan gearbox, reduce maintenance and you avoid unplanned breakdowns.  And you can even monitor the condition of your system using the Oil Contamination Monitor (OCM).

Your solutions
For cooling tower fan gearbox systems the following CJC® system solutions apply:

The CJC® System solutions fit all sizes of cooling tower fan gearbox systems – new or old. And we can deliver globally where required. In close co-operation with technical organizations, we help select the most fitting solution depending on system type and conditions in the environment. 

Brochures & Guides

Power sector brochure
Clean Oil Guide