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

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A cement plant 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 lubricant solutions that could maintain stability at high temperatures.

ExxonMobil’s lubrication expert recommended the cement plant to switch to Mobil SHC™ 629 synthetic circulating oil, which is designed to provide outstanding performance in demanding applications at high temperatures.

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 is one of many examples where lubrication solutions recommended by our lubrication experts have enhanced productivity in a cement plant.


*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.