Role of effective lubrication to enhance productivity and profitability in mining

The rise of infrastructure development and demand for automotive products are major factors that drive growth of the metals and mining sector in India.
Role of effective lubrication to enhance productivity and profitability in mining
The rise of infrastructure development and demand for automotive products are major factors that drive growth of the metals and mining sector in India. 
 
As the overall productivity and profitability of a mining site is directly linked to the reliability of equipment, it is vital that operators have equipment that function at maximum efficiency. 
 
Extreme operating conditions and rough terrain are common impediments when it comes to machine failure and unscheduled equipment downtime on the mining site. High performance lubricants play a crucial role in ensuring consistent protection and performance of stationary mining equipment to minimise financial losses. 
 
Mobil™ industrial lubricants are specially formulated to protect equipment in the harshest conditions. Mobil’s proven products and lubrication expertise keeps stationary and mobile equipment working at maximum efficiency, extending equipment life, oil drain intervals and improving the energy efficiency of equipment.
 
Given below are some of the key offerings from ExxonMobil for the mining sector. 
 
Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series 
Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series hydraulic oils provide outstanding hydraulic system efficiency; ultra keep clean performance, and a high degree of fluid durability. The hydraulic efficiency feature can lead to reduced energy consumption for both industrial and mobile equipment, reducing operating costs and improving productivity.
 
Mobil DTE 10 Excel Series oils are formulated to provide the following benefits:
  • The excellent air release property prevents aeration and cavitation damage of the hydraulic pump. Help minimise maintenance costs and downtime by keeping systems clean
  •  Potentially reduces energy consumption or increase system responsiveness
  • Mobil DTE Excel is zinc free, therefore there’s less effect on the environment during disposal
  • High thermal and oxidation stability ensures long oil life/long oil drain interval
 
Mobil Delvac™
Mobil Delvac™ diesel engine oils is among the broad line of synthetic and high-performance mineral oil-based lubricants for many specialised needs of the mining industry. ExxonMobil Optimized Oil Drain Interval (ODI) process is driven by data, powered by Mobil Delvac lubricants and supported by the ExxonMobil team, this helps the operators to lower total operating costs, generate a higher return on capital and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. The key feature of Mobil Delvac is its excellent detergency property which provides clean engine performance to the customers. 
 
Mobilgrease XHP™ Mine Series  
Mobilgrease XHP™ Mine Series have gained a reputation for innovation and performance excellence. These were specifically designed to meet the needs of off-highway and mining equipment that required exceptional EP/anti-wear performance and which would remain in place even in tough conditions of high sliding, and high temperatures. 
 
Few key features of the series are:
  • 5 per cent MoS2  that gives excellent protection to bush and bucket pins which will enable long equipment life it is one of the top most specifications  asked by OEMs
  • EP and anti-wear properties offers equipment protection and potential equipment life extension even in severe operating conditions
  • Low temperature pumpability and centralised system capability provides low temperature pumpability and start-up performance, a key feature for remote applications
 
Mobil ServSM Technical Services
Mobil ServSM Technical Services offer an extensive range of industrial services that are designed to help the customers optimise their lubrication programs and machine availability. Few of the services under this range are:
 
Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis (MSLA): In addition to using high quality synthetic lubricants, it is recommended to operators to incorporate an oil and equipment condition monitoring program to maximize the productivity of machinery and reduce costs. MSLA enables companies to conduct virtually the entire process on their mobile or tablet device through scan-and-go oil sampling bottles. It provides informative reports on the condition of your equipment and lubricant .
 
Engine Inspection: This service encompasses expert inspections by Mobil’s well-trained engineers using borescopes and specialized tools that help diesel engines run efficiently with potentially extended life. The engineers use their expertise to inspect, report and document the condition of the internal components of diesel engines. They conduct complete engine inspections during engine overhaul and partial inspections during component replacement or repair. 
 
Hydraulic Inspection: This service details critical hydraulic equipment, revealing opportunities to improve performance. The engineers inspect, report and document the condition of your critical plant hydraulic systems. They use inspection data to establish the optimum time to replace critical hydraulic components such as pumps, valves, heat exchangers, filters and lubricants and then recommend maintenance practices to help improve system reliability.
 
Lubricant Recommendation: This service provides expert guidance in selecting the proper lubricants for the equipment, which can help minimise costly maintenance and repairs while providing optimum protection to the assets. Experienced ExxonMobil engineers assess current lubricants and recommend, when required, more effective product choices to help maximise equipment reliability for optimum productivity. 
 
With the current pace of development of the mining industry, it is essential for operators to adopt, right lubrication practices to ensure productivity and profitability. ExxonMobil’s offerings are developed specifically to address the requirements of this industry and to ensure steadfast growth for mining operators.
 
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