ExxonMobil is first to achieve DNV GL conformity statement for wind turbine gear oil – Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT
Advanced synthetic oil receives globally recognised accolade for reliability and cost saving benefits
- Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT helps optimise protection and reduce unplanned maintenance
- DNV GL Conformity Statement endorses performance claims
- High performance synthetic gear oil backed by seven year warranty*
London, UK – ExxonMobil’s advanced wind turbine gear oil, Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT, has been awarded a Conformity Statement by DNV GL, one of the world’s leading certification bodies for renewable energy projects. The lubricant is the only dedicated wind industry oil to receive this accolade, the first stage of a three-part progression to total accreditation.
“The safety and reliability of wind turbines are high priorities; to achieve this, the quality of individual components is vital,” said Rainer Grzybowski at DNV GL. “Our certification aims to give customers that assurance.”Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT was developed in collaboration with leading global OEMs. It is formulated to help deliver outstanding protection for critical wind turbine components over long oil drain intervals. This can help wind farm operators cut maintenance costs and enhance safety by reducing human-machine interaction.
DNV GL’s conformity statement is confirmation that the lubricant meets international wind turbine performance requirements and customer needs. This seal of approval is acknowledged by authorities around the world.
“We are honoured to be the first lubricant manufacturer to be recognised by DNV GL’s independently-accredited certification service for the wind industry,” says Inken Reuser, industrial marketing advisor at ExxonMobil. “This, together with our seven year warranty, makes us very proud of Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT and its ability to deliver class-leading performance to customers worldwide.”
Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT features a proprietary additive technology designed to provide excellent protection against common types of wear, such as scuffing, as well as micropitting fatigue.
The lubricant’s synthetic formulation offers extended oil life and drain intervals, compared with mineral-based alternatives, helping reduce lubricant consumption. The gear oil is suitable for both on-shore and off-shore wind farms.
Subject to the terms and conditions of ExxonMobil’s seven-year limited warranty for Mobil SHC™ Gear 320 WT, the company will bear any costs required and adequate to repair and/or replace any equipment damaged as a result of a lubricant defect or malfunction*.
*About the Limited Warranty
ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA (ExxonMobil) provides this limited warranty to the purchasers who use Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT (the “Lubricant”) in the gearboxes of wind turbines from the date of delivery as established by the original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) industry requirements, as well as other conditions described herein. This limited warranty covers the Lubricant and critical components lubricated by the Lubricant. ExxonMobil warrants that the Lubricant is free from defects and that the Lubricant you purchased will protect your gearbox lubricated by the Lubricant, provided that:
- The Lubricant is confirmed to be an unadulterated Mobil industrial lubricant product.
- The equipment has been operated within the limits specified by the OEM, and is duly documented.
The full terms and conditions of the 7-year warranty can be obtained upon request from your respective ExxonMobil representative or certified ExxonMobil business partner.
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