Mobilith SHC™220 synthetic grease helps reduce operating temperatures and enhance equipment efficiency

Company- estimated annual savings of

US $5,480

Palm oil plant bearing grease success story

Boiler fan and fiber boiler unit

Mitcharoen Palm Oil Co. Ltd.

Chumporn, Thailand

Situation

Mitcharoen Palm Oil Company lubricated the bearings of its boiler induced draft (ID) fan and fiber blower unit with a lithium complex NLGI 2 grease. Operating in extreme temperatures as high as 104°C (219°F), these bearings would melt the grease and cause leaks. In order to avoid catastrophic damage, personnel had to regrease the bearings every other day. The company approached ExxonMobil to identify a more stable lubricant solution capable of reducing operating temperatures.

Recommendation

ExxonMobil recommended switching to Mobilith SHC™ 220 synthetic bearing grease. Formulated with high performance base fluids and a proprietary lithium complex thickener, Mobilith SHC 220 grease is specifically designed to reduce operating temperatures in severe service applications.

Result

After transitioning to Mobilith SHC 220 synthetic bearing grease, the company was able to reduce operating temperatures from 104°C (219°F) to 70°C (158°F) on the boiler ID fan and from 88°C (190°F) to 44°C (111°F) on the fiber blower unit. As a result, the company avoided unscheduled downtime, improved equipment productivity and generated significant cost savings.

*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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6/30/2017

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