Mobil Pegasus™ 1 natural gas engine oil helps oil and gas producer enhance equipment reliability and triple oil drain intervals*

Company-estimated annual savings of

US $180K
GE Jenbacher gas engine

Waukesha H24GL gas engine
Oil and gas producer
Alberta, Canada

Situation

A Canadian oil and gas producer operates a fleet of 40 Waukesha H24GL natural gas engines. Using a conventional natural gas engine oil, the gas engines experienced ash deposits that compromised component life in valves, cylinder head decks and pistons while operating in extreme conditions. In an effort to improve equipment reliability, the company approached ExxonMobil to identify a long-lasting lubricant solution capable of providing improved wear protection.

Recommendation

ExxonMobil engineers recommended the company switch to Mobil Pegasus™ 1 natural gas engine oil in its natural gas engines. Formulated from wax-free synthetic base oils and a balanced additive system, Mobil Pegasus 1 oil is designed to improve engine and oil life. In addition, ExxonMobil engineers recommended implementing routine Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis to monitor equipment and oil condition.

Result

After transitioning to Mobil Pegasus 1 natural gas engine oil, the company tripled oil drain intervals of its engines from 2,000 hours to more than 6,000 hours and reduced the need for makeup oil from five liters to between 0.5-1 liter. The company reports that the extended oil life and reduced wear have generated a company-estimated savings of US $180K.

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 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.

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6/6/2017

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