Lubrication excellence: Enhancing reliability and performance in mining

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  • Jan 29,24
Lubricants specifically engineered for the mining industry play an important role in minimising friction, reducing wear and tear on essential components, and ultimately extending the lifespan of the equipment
Lubrication excellence: Enhancing reliability and performance in mining

India's mining sector stands as a pivotal cornerstone in the nation's economic growth, boasting a rich variety of mineral resources that span across diverse geological terrains. As the third-largest consumer of energy globally, India consistently experiences an increased need for power and electricity, leading to a growth in the demand for coal. 

The anticipated rise in infrastructure development, including increased construction of roads, railways, airports, and other projects, is expected to drive a ~10 per cent growth in steel demand. With ambitious targets in sight, India aims to achieve a total crude steel capacity of 300 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and a total crude steel demand/production of 255 MTPA by the fiscal year 2030-31.

Ensuring efficiency with proper lubrication
In the mining sector, where heavy machinery operates in demanding conditions, the role of lubrication emerges as a critical factor in ensuring efficient and reliable operations. Mining equipment faces extreme loads, high temperatures, and exposure to harsh environmental elements. 

Lubricants specifically engineered for the mining industry play an important role in minimising friction, reducing wear and tear on essential components, and ultimately extending the lifespan of the equipment. These specialized lubricants not only enhance the operational efficiency of the equipment but also contribute to increased energy efficiency. Moreover, in challenging mining environments, where factors like dust, moisture, and varying temperatures are prevalent, effective lubrication becomes a protective barrier against corrosion, ensuring the durability and longevity of the machinery. 

Mobil™’s contribution to creating quality lubricants
Mobil Delvac Modern™ 15W-40 Advanced Fleet is an extra high-performance diesel engine oil that helps extend engine life in severe on and off-highway applications while delivering outstanding performance in modern, high-output, low-emission engines including those with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Aftertreatment Systems with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs). Fully backward compatible, the Mobil Delvac Modern 15W-40 Advanced Fleet will also deliver the same exceptional performance in older conventional engines. As a result, it meets or exceeds the requirements of the API CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4 PLUS, and CH-4 service categories. 

Mobilgrease XHP™ 460 greases are extended-service lithium complex greases intended for a wide variety of heavy-duty applications and operating conditions. These greases were designed to outperform conventional products by applying high-performance proprietary lithium complex manufacturing technology. They are formulated to provide excellent high-temperature performance with excellent adhesion, structural stability, and resistance to water contamination. These greases have a high level of chemical stability and offer excellent protection against rust and corrosion. These greases feature high dropping points and a maximum recommended operating temperature of 140º C (284°F). 

Additionally, the Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series is constructed from selected base oils and a proprietary additive package to provide well-balanced performance in a range of applications.  The products demonstrate outstanding oxidation and thermal stability allowing for long oil life and minimized deposit formation in severe hydraulic systems using high-pressure, high output pumps.  The innovative ultra-keep-clean performance protects critical hydraulic system components from malfunction, such as tight tolerance servo and proportional valves found in many modern hydraulic systems.  

The zinc-free anti-wear system provides a high degree of protection in gear, vane, and piston pumps while also minimizing deposit formation. In addition, Mobil DTE 10 Excel is not acutely or chronically toxic to the aquatic environment.

Seamless operation
As the industry grows, so does the need for quality, heavy-duty equipment that can withstand the rigors of the industry. To achieve the best performance and exceptional efficiency, Mobil™ aims to create the finest lubricants on the market. Our products will be designed to reflect the latest developments in technology and to meet the growing demands so that they will meet the standards necessary for operational excellence in the future.

For more information, visit www.mobil.in/business
(Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, many with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso and Mobil. For convenience and simplicity, those terms and references to “corporation”, “company”, “ExxonMobil”, “EM”, and other similar terms are used for convenience and may refer to one or more specific affiliates or affiliate groups.) 

(Communication provided by the management of the company)

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