Shell introduces Shell LubeAnalyst in the Philippines
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Shell introduces Shell LubeAnalyst in the Philippines

Shell Lubricants officially introduced Shell LubeAnalyst, an advanced oil condition monitoring service, to meet the needs of the Philippines’ rapidly expanding industries. This innovative service aims to optimise operations by reducing downtime, lowering costs, and potentially extending equipment life, demonstrating Shell’s unwavering commitment to providing world-class products and services to Filipino businesses and consumers.

Meeting the transportation industry’s needs

With the Philippine transportation sector booming, as evidenced by the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) 160 projects, including 73 flagship infrastructure projects, Shell LubeAnalyst arrives at a crucial time. This comprehensive service offers a health check for fleet engines and machinery lubrication systems, providing valuable insights to enhance operational efficiency.

Kerchieval Balingit, services manager of Shell Lubricants Philippines, highlighted the benefits of this service: “By identifying potential oil or equipment issues before they become critical, LubeAnalyst helps businesses increase uptime, enhance productivity, and ultimately achieve their operational goals. This game-changing solution caters to a wide range of industries irrespective of the brand of oil they currently use.”

Predictive maintenance for various industries

Shell LubeAnalyst includes a predictive maintenance package leveraging data insights to analyse equipment condition and predict maintenance schedules. The package features:

  • Equipment-Based Diagnosis
  • Technical Support from Shell Lubricant Experts
  • Comprehensive Oil Condition Monitoring
  • User-Friendly Digital Platform for Reports and Insights

Bernabe M. Hernandez Jr., maintenance manager of Victory Liner, one of the largest bus transportation business groups in the Philippines, shared their success story with Shell LubeAnalyst. Faced with challenges of downtime and high oil change demand, the company worked closely with Shell to test six different bus units, representing their fleet.

The goal was to increase the oil drain interval beyond 10,000km. After a three-month trial, Victory Liner’s fleet enjoyed extended drain intervals, surpassing 20,000km until the next oil change. With strong collaboration with the technical adviser from Shell and the use of Shell LubeAnalyst for limit-testing and comprehensive evaluation, the company was able to make their operations more efficient.