Mobilgear SHC™ 320 synthetic gear oil helps steelmaker extend conveyor gear reducer life

Estimated annual savings of

US $650K

Mobilgear SHC 320

Situation

A Mexican steel producer operates link belt conveyors in its Michoacan facility. Lubricated with a conventional mineral oil, the conveyor’s gear reducers were experiencing failures once a year due to the high loads and extreme temperatures associated with the application. In an effort to reduce equipment failures, the company approached ExxonMobil for a lubricant solution designed to enhance equipment reliability.

Recommendation

ExxonMobil engineers recommended switching to Mobilgear SHC™ 320 high- performance synthetic gear oil. Formulated to offer outstanding rust and corrosion protection, Mobilgear SHC 320 synthetic gear oil helps prevent micropitting to provide enhanced component protection. ExxonMobil engineers also recommended the use of Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis to monitor oil and equipment condition on a routine basis.

Result

After transitioning to Mobilgear SHC 320 synthetic gear oil, the company has not experienced any gear reducer failures over a two-year period. Mobilgear SHC 320 gear oil has helped the steel producer increase conveyor reliability, reducing maintenance costs and improving overall plant productivity.

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.

1618 kb PDF in English

4/24/2017

Success stories