Mobil DTE™ FM Series  

Mobil Industrial, United States

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Food Machinery Lubricants

Product Description

Mobil DTE™ FM Series oils are high performance lubricants designed to satisfy a wide range of multi-use equipment requirements for the food processing and packaging industry. These lubricants are qualified as NSF H1 type lubricants and also comply with Title 21 CFR 178.3570 by the Food and Drug Administration (USA) for use where there is the potential for incidental food contact. Mobil DTE FM Series are manufactured at ISO 22000 certified facilities that also meet the requirements of ISO 21469 helping to ensure that the highest levels of product integrity are maintained.

The lubricants are tasteless, odourless, premium quality lubricants formulated with non-toxic NSF/FDA food grade additives and base oils. The additive system provides good wear protection, excellent oxidation stability and protection against rust. They provide good system cleanliness, long oil/filter life, and optimum equipment protection. The Mobil DTE FM Series oils are excellent gear, bearing and circulating oils. They are also suitable for handling the critical requirements of hydraulic system components such as close clearance servo-valves and the high accuracy numerically controlled (NC) machine tools. These products meet the most rigorous performance requirements of a wide range of system and component manufacturers using various multi-metallurgy designs allowing a single product with outstanding performance characteristics.

The Mobil DTE FM Series oils have high ratings in the FZG Gear Test demonstrating their excellent protection against wear and scuffing. This allows their use in systems other than hydraulics that may contain gears and bearings. The naturally high viscosity index of the base oils ensures outstanding performance over a wide temperature range.


Features and Benefits

FeaturesAdvantages and Potential Benefits
Non-Toxic FormulationAllows use in food packaging and processing applications
Very Good Anti-wear PropertiesReduces wear
Extends equipment life
Excellent Oxidation StabilityProvides long oil and equipment life
Extends filter life
High Level Corrosion ProtectionPrevents internal hydraulic system corrosion
Reduces negative effects of moisture in systems
Provides corrosion protection of multi-metallurgy component designs
Meets a Wide Range of equipment requirementsMulti-service applications - One product can replace several
Minimises inventory requirements
Reduced potential for product misapplication
Excellent Air Separation CharacteristicsReduces foaming and it's negative effects
Very Good Water Separation PropertiesProtects systems where small quantities of moisture are present
Readily separates larger quantities of water



  • Suitable for multi-service applications in the lubrication of machinery used in all food processing industries, fish processing and meat packing plants
  • Excellent gear, bearing, circulating system and hydraulic oils
  • Compressors and vacuum pumps handling air and inert gasses
  • Air line lubricators
  • Systems requiring a high degree of load-carrying capability and anti-wear protection
  • Machines employing a wide range of components using various metallurgy

Specifications and Approvals

Mobil DTE FM Series meets or exceeds the requirements of:Mobil DTE FM 32Mobil DTE FM 46Mobil DTE FM 68
FDA 21 CFR 178.3570XXX


Mobil DTE FM Series is registered to the requirement of:Mobil DTE FM 32Mobil DTE FM 46Mobil DTE FM 68
NSF Registration Number130662123225123227


Typical Properties

 Mobil DTE FM 32Mobil DTE FM 46Mobil DTE FM 68
ISO Grade324668
Viscosity, ASTM D 445   
cSt @ 40º C31.945.568.5
cSt @ 100º C5.56.88.7
Viscosity Index, ASTM D 2270106105101
Specific Gravity @ 15.6º C/15.6º C, ASTM D 4.520.8620.8680.873
Copper Strip Corrosion, ASTM D 1301A1A1A
Rust Characteristics Proc. A, ASTM D 665PassPassPass
Pour Point, ºC, ASTM D 97-12-9-12
Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92212226228
FZG, DIN 51354, Fail Stage1112+12+
4-Ball wear, ASTM D 4172, Scar Dia, 20Kg, 54º C, 1800 rpm, 1 hr, mm0.250.250.25


Health and Safety

Based on available information, this product is not expected to produce adverse effects on health when used for the applications referred to above and the recommendations provided in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) are followed. MSDS's are available upon request through your sales contact office, or via the Internet. This product should not be used for purposes other than the applications referred to above. If disposing of used product, take care to protect the environment.

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