ExxonMobil has launched Mobil SHC Elite, a synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil, which is specifically engineered to deliver long lasting protection for machines operating under extreme temperatures in industries such as general manufacturing, metals, energy, and pulp and paper.
The company claims that Mobil SHC Elite could deliver 12 times the life of mineral oils and double the life of Mobil SHC 600 synthetic oils in continuous operating temperatures as high as 130C, potentially replacing glycol-based lubricants in high temperature systems. This could help reduce the potential risk of mixing glycol-based products with incompatible mineral oils and most synthetic lubricants.
The oil is also expected to protect equipment during intermittent temperature spikes of up to 150C and provide up to a 3.6 per cent energy efficiency benefit versus mineral oils.
“Protecting advanced equipment from high in-service temperatures can be a major challenge for industrial operators, especially if that equipment is difficult to access or take offline,” said Glen Sharkowicz, Director of Brand Strategy- Commercial Marketing, South Asia Pacific, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pvt Ltd. “With Mobil SHC Elite, equipment owners now have an advanced lubricant that can deliver much better oil life and the assurance of extra protection during high temperature excursions during peak production rates.”
The oil has also been approved by Siemens for its FLENDER gear units, which depend on robust lubrication protection in rigorous operating conditions.
Mobil SHC Elite is the newest member of the Mobil SHC family of synthetic lubricants that provide performance advantages far exceeding the capabilities of conventional oils. The company claims that these lubricants can help extend equipment longevity and generate potential energy savings, while their significantly longer life lowers maintenance costs and reduces worker exposure during oil changes.