Mobil SHC Gear™ 320 synthetic gear oil generates 2.4% energy savings in ceramics manufacturing

Annual energy cost savings of

US $304,000
Mobil SHC Gear™ 320 synthetic gear oil


A Turkish ceramics mill selected 100 gearboxes with different oil volumes and power varying from 90 to 110 kW for this energy savings project. All the gearboxes had been lubricated with a conventional gear oil. The customer had also experienced, on average, 10 lubrication-related failures annually. The customer was not following oil condition by any oil analysis program.


ExxonMobil engineers recommended testing the energy saving potential of Mobil SHC Gear™ 320 synthetic gear oil in selected gearboxes, and Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis was recommended to monitor oil condition. Mobil SHC Gear™ 320 synthetic gear oil has low traction properties that result in low fluid friction in the load zone of non-conforming surfaces, such as gears and rolling element bearings.


Mobil SHC Gear™ 320 synthetic gear oil helped to improve the energy efficiency of tested gearboxes by an average of 2.4%*, compared to the previous conventional gear oil. Customer reported no longer experiencing lubrication-related failures.

*This proof of performance 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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