Mobil SHC™ 629 synthetic circulating oil helps cement company reduce lubricant and labor costs*

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Situation 
A cement company was experiencing issues with its fan bearings due to overheating. As a result, external cooling was needed to prevent production shutdown, and lubricant top-up was required every two days. In an effort to improve equipment reliability, the company approached ExxonMobil to identify a lubricant solution that could maintain stability at high temperatures. 

Recommendation
ExxonMobil engineers recommended the company switch to Mobil SHC™ 629 synthetic circulating oil, which is designed to provide outstanding performance in demanding applications at high temperatures. 

Result 
After switching to Mobil SHC™ 629 synthetic oil circulating oil, the bearings experienced a 10°C reduction in operating temperatures, which has helped enhance component protection, reducing bearing failure and extending bearing life. In addition, Mobil SHC™ 629 oil has helped the company reduce lubricant consumption, decrease maintenance and labor costs, and extend oil drain intervals from two to three days – resulting in a customer-estimated annual savings of more than US $10,400. 

Advancing productivity
By helping you enhance equipment life and reliability – which reduces maintenance costs and downtime – our expert services can help you achieve your safety, environmental care† and productivity goals. 

*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

26-08-2019