Extensive testing is said to show that Mobil SHC Elite can deliver double the oil life of traditional synthetic products, and up to 12 times the oil life of mineral products. Mobil SHC Elite can also help protect equipment operating at temperatures up to 150°C in intermittent service, making it suitable for use in a range of systems, including blowers and screw or reciprocating compressors.

The synthetic lubricant is specifically formulated to deliver wear protection and oxidation resistance without any of the compatibility challenges often associated with glycol-based products used in high-temperature applications. In addition, Mobil SHC Elite has demonstrated an enhanced torque ratio, enabling it to deliver a 3.6% energy-efficiency improvement when compared with conventional mineral oils.

“Protecting heavily loaded manufacturing equipment from high in-service temperatures can be a major challenge,” says Emre Noyan, industrial marketing manager at ExxonMobil. “Mobil SHC Elite’s extended life cycle, wide temperature range and energy-efficiency improvement can help operators increase uptime and cut costs, giving them a competitive edge.”

Mobil SHC Elite has already received approval for its performance from leading gearbox manufacturers such as Siemens, whose Flender gear units depend on effective lubrication to ensure reliability in intense operating environments.