An ideal lubrication program ensures consistent protection and performance of stationary mining equipment, in turn sustaining productivity and minimising financial losses. Shankar Karnik, General Manager - Industrial Lubricants, ExxonMobil Lubricants, elaborates more on the importance of effective lubrication and the company's products and services to the customers.
Infrastructure development and the demand for automotive products are major factors that are driving the growth of the metals and mining sector in India. To address the burgeoning demands of metal and steel, the Ministry of Steel aimed to increase the steel production capacity to 142.3 million tonne in 2017. This indicates a plethora of new opportunities in the sector, creating new avenues for private companies to engage in mining activities for various commercial purposes.
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. Such parameters for equipment performance become imperative for the operators to ensure advanced productivity, environment protection, and safe operation.
Extreme operating conditions
and rough terrain are common impediments when it comes to machine failure and unscheduled equipment downtime on the mining site. This has an invariable impact
on the seamless functioning of the machine and hence the overall profitability. This is why an effective lubrication program that can keep up with the dynamics and demands of the sector it caters to is quintessential. An ideal lubrication program would ensure consistent protection and performance of stationary mining equipment, in turn sustaining productivity and minimising 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 the equipment.
Lubricants for mining industry
ExxonMobil offers a range of lubricants for the mining sector.
Mobilgrease XHP Mine Series: Mobilgrease XHP Mine Series has gained a reputation for innovation and performance excellence. This was 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. A few key features of the series are:
Five per cent MoS2 that gives excellent protection to bush and bucket pins which will enable long equipment life. This is the specification that is most preferred 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 DTE 10 Excel Series: Mobil DTE 10 Excel Series, in spite of being a range of mineral hydraulic oils provide outstanding hydraulic system efficiency, ultra-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 benefits such as:
Excellent air release property that prevents aeration and cavitation damage of the hydraulic pump. This helps minimise maintenance costs and downtime by keeping systems clean.
Potentially reduction of energy consumption or increase in system responsiveness.
Lower effect on the environment during disposal due to the oils being Zinc free.
High thermal and oxidation stability that ensures long oil life/long oil drain interval.
Mobil Delvac: Mobil Delvac
diesel engine oil is among the broad line of synthetic and high-performance mineral oil-based lubricants for the 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.
Mobil SHC 600 Series: Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants are exceptional performance, gear and bearing synthetic oils designed to provide outstanding service in terms of equipment protection, oil life and problem-free operation helping to enable increased customer productivity. These products are resistant to mechanical shear, even in heavily loaded gear and high shear bearing applications, so that there is virtually no loss of viscosity.
A few key features of that the series exhibit are: