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ExxonMobil introduces Mobil SHC Elite synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil for pulp and paper mills

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ExxonMobil introduces Mobil SHC Elite synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil for pulp and paper mills

July 23, 2019 - 09:28
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    LONDON, July 23, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Mobil SHC Elite performs at temperatures up to 150°C in intermittent service
  • Advanced gear and circulating oils can extend oil drain intervals by up to 12 times1, reducing maintenance costs and enhancing safety
  • Offers up to a 3.6% energy efficiency benefit versus mineral oils2

ExxonMobil is introducing Mobil SHC Elite, a breakthrough synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil for pulp and paper mills. The lubricant’s advanced formulation can help protect equipment operating at extreme temperatures, while increasing energy efficiency and extending oil drain intervals.

Extensive testing shows that Mobil SHC Elite can deliver double the oil life3 of traditional synthetic products and up to 12 times1 the oil life of mineral products. It can also help protect equipment operating at temperatures up to 150°C in intermittent service making it ideally suited for a range of paper industry applications, such as helping to protect dryer and calendar drives, as well as kiln and trunnion bearings.

The advanced synthetic lubricant is specifically formulated to deliver excellent wear protection and oxidation resistance without any of the compatibility challenges often associated with glycol-based products used in high temperature applications.

In addition, Mobil SHC Elite has also demonstrated an enhanced torque ratio, enabling it to deliver a 3.6%2 energy efficiency improvement when compared with conventional mineral oils.

“Protecting heavily loaded paper manufacturing equipment from high in-service temperatures can be a major challenge for mill operators,” said Emre Noyan, industrial marketing manager at ExxonMobil. “Mobil SHC Elite’s extended oil life, wide temperature range performance and energy efficiency improvement can help operators increase uptime and cut costs – giving them a competitive edge.”

Mobil SHC Elite has already received approval for its proven performance from leading gearbox manufacturers including Siemens, whose FLENDER gear units depend on effective lubrication to ensure reliability in intense operating environments.

About ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants

ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest suppliers and marketers of fuels, lubricants and specialties, including lubricant base stocks, waxes and asphalt. Tracing its lubricants history to the Vacuum Oil Company, formed in 1866 and acquired in 1879, ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years. Its breakthrough products have helped to power some of mankind’s greatest technological feats, including the first gasoline-powered automobile, the first electric generating system, the first powered flight and the first space shuttle launch, among others. Today, ExxonMobil continues to develop new lubrication solutions for tomorrow’s machinery, to help keep the world moving.

[1] Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

[2] Energy efficiency relates solely to the performance of Mobil SHC Elite when compared to conventional (mineral) reference oils of the same viscosity grade in gear applications. The technology used allows up to 3.6% efficiency compared to the reference when tested in a worm gearbox under controlled conditions. Efficiency improvements will vary based on operating conditions and application.

[3] Up to 2x oil life as demonstrated in numerous bench and rig tests. Oil life will vary based on application and operating conditions