December 05, 2020

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ExxonMobil launches new synthetic lubricant for mining equipment

ExxonMobil launches new synthetic lubricant for mining equipment
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ExxonMobil announced  its new Mobil SHC™ Elite synthetic lubricant which can help protect mining equipment operating at extreme hot and cold temperatures, while increasing energy efficiency and extending oil drain intervals. According to ExxonMobil, Mobil SHC Elite can deliver double the oil life of traditional synthetic products and up to 12 times the oil life of mineral products.

Furthermore, “It can also help protect equipment operating at temperatures up to 150°C in intermittent service, meaning it is ideally suited for use in a range of mining equipment, such as in the gears and bearings of excavators, haul trucks, augers and conveyors,” according to a press release. The lubricant also has an  “enhanced torque ratio”, enabling it to deliver a 3.6% energy efficiency improvement when compared with conventional mineral oils. 

“Demanding loads and tough conditions mean that every component of mining equipment must be optimised and protected from extreme in-service temperatures,” said Emre Noyan, industrial marketing manager at ExxonMobil.

In the proprietary Lube Oxidation Station (LOS) test, Mobil SHC Elite demonstrated exceptional oxidation resistance and deposit control. These results prove their performance at high temperatures, long-lasting protection, and stable degradation compared to other synthetic oils tested, according to ExxonMobil.

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