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 times 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% 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.