Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 32 hydraulic oil helps steel plant improve blast furnace fan system operating in extreme cold*

steel factory

Blast furnace dust removal fan hydraulic system
Steel mill
Finland


Situation
A Finnish steel plant experienced ongoing problems lubricating its blast furnace dust removal fan hydraulic system in winter conditions. To maintain operations in extremely low ambient temperatures, the hydraulic system required the addition of electric heaters under a tarpaulin covering. In an effort to improve the efficiency of its blast furnace, the steel plant approached ExxonMobil to identify lubricant solutions capable of operating in extreme cold as well as summer conditions.

Recommendation
ExxonMobil engineers recommended the steel plant switch to Mobil DTE 10 Excel™32 hydraulic oil for its blast furnace dust removal fan hydraulic system. Formulated with a shear stable, high viscosity index base oil, Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 32 oil is a high temperature oil designed to perform in a wide range of extreme temperatures.

Result
After transitioning to Mobil DTE 10 Excel ™32 hydraulic oil, the steel plant was able to operate equipment efficiently in temperatures averaging -15°C (5°F), and occasionally in temperatures as low as -27°C (-17°F). As a result, maintenance personnel no longer required supplement heating of tarpaulins to help maintain operating efficiency.

Mobil DTE 10 Excel™32 oil has helped improve production reliability and generate savings by eliminating the need for heaters, tarpaulins and related maintenance costs.

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 in the Iron and Steel industry.

Mobil’s high temperature oils are know to deliver many such success stories in the iron and steel industry with advanced lubrication solutions.

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

23-08-2019