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Shell’s Product Application Specialist Ulf Rieper shares his most useful lessons taken from a career in lubricants spanning more than two decades in the field. Having worked across a number of sectors, from general manufacturing to automotive, construction to metals, Ulf is well placed to discuss how the wind power industry can learn from its counterparts and work towards stronger cross-sector ties in search of a brighter future.
Ulf explores a wide range of tips for tailoring your operations and maintenance (O&M) practices to the needs of your business. Here are six key topics that you should take note of if you’re in the wind industry:
Often undervalued, lubricants are at the heart of successful wind operations. As the industry moves towards bigger turbines with greater capacity and more complex designs, their role will only become more important for optimising output and reducing inefficiencies.
Ulf Rieper studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg. He has been part of the Shell Lubricants Solutions team since 1995, taking on various functions, including technical service roles for the chemical and automotive sectors as well as European and Global Account Manager for the chemical and auto component industries.
Over the last 10 years, Ulf has worked closely with Industrial OEMs as an OEM Manager. And since 2020, he has been heavily involved in product development, coordinating technical relations with both gearbox OEMs and equipment manufacturers within the wind sector.
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