Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226

Mobil industrial , Chile

Refrigeration Oil

Product Description

The Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 is a full synthetic, superior performance lubricant, specifically designed for use in refrigeration compressors and heat pumps. Formulated from wax-free, synthesised hydrocarbon polyalphaolefin (PAO) fluids, which have outstanding resistance to thermal/oxidative degradation. With their naturally high shear stable viscosity indexes and low temperature fluidity, is able to perform in severe service conditions that are beyond the capabilities of many conventional mineral oils. Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 solubility and miscibility with commonly used refrigerants is low, resulting in higher film thickness in the presence of refrigerants under pressure. This can help to reduce shaft seal leakage. Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 stability and low volatility characteristics reduces the "light end stripping" which can occur with conventional mineral oils. 

Features and Benefits

The Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC brand of lubricants are recognized and appreciated for their innovation and outstanding performance. Our work with equipment builders has helped confirm the results from our own laboratory tests showing the exceptional performance of the Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series lubricants. Not least among the benefits shown in work with OEMs is the superb low temperature capability providing excellent fluidity at low temperatures, as well as the resistance to viscosity loss due to refrigerant absorption under pressure, along with providing excellent bearing film thickness and shaft sealing properties. 


Advantages and Potential Benefits

High oil film thickness in the presence of refrigerant

Improved compressor protection for extended compressor life as well as better shaft sealing, reduced bearing fatigue and less unscheduled downtime

Excellent thermal/oxidative and chemical stability

Long oil life and reduced frequency of drain intervals and routine maintenance

Low volatility

Reduced lacquer and deposit formation

High Viscosity Index and wax-free

Viscosity remains consistent with reduced oil consumption 

Low traction coefficient

Excellent low temperature fluidity, no waxy deposits and improved evaporator efficiency 

Seal compatibility

Potential for improved system efficiency and reduced power consumption


Long seal life, reduced shaft seal leakage



Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 is recommended for the lubrication of refrigeration compressors operating at very high temperatures, and for systems with very low evaporator temperatures. It is suitable for compressor systems using refrigerants such as ammonia and carbon dioxide. Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 is compatible with most common refrigerants, except sulphur dioxide, and have been particularly successful in systems using ammonia as the refrigerant. Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 226 is fully miscible with most conventional mineral refrigeration oils. Any mixture with mineral oils may detract from the outstanding performance properties of the Mobil synthetic product. 


Specifications and Approvals

This product is registered to the requirements of: 



This product meets or exceeds the requirements of:

FDA 21 CFR 178.3570 


Properties and Specifications




ISO 68

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup, °C, ASTM D92


Foam, Sequence I, Stability, ml, ASTM D892


Foam, Sequence I, Tendency, ml, ASTM D892 


Pour Point, °C, ASTM D97


Viscosity Index, ASTM D2270


Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445


Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445


Specific Gravity, 15 C/15 C, ASTM D1298



Health and safety

Health and Safety recommendations for this product can be found on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) @

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Isidora Goyenechea 2915, Las Condes, Santiago Chile

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