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Machinery and the lubricants that protect them are often exposed to a wide variety of ambient and operating temperatures. As a result, viscosity is the most critical characteristic of synthetic lubricants, as previously discussed. The viscosity of a lubricant relates to its ability to perform at varying temperature and work under extremely loads.
Reports conducted by industry professionals suggest that operators who, despite in-depth industry knowledge regarding lubricants and their application, sometimes lack understanding or overlook the type of grease used.
Viscosity is the single most critical physical property of a lubricant and should be a key consideration when selecting an industrial lubricant. Viscosity can influence lubricant life expectancy, the rate of equipment wear, energy consumption and resistance to flow and shear.
The past few years have seen a large focus on production efficiency leading to an increase in productivity. Large investments have been made by companies who recognise the importance of increasing efficiency. Schneider Electric a global leader in energy management conducted a recent survey of 301 energy leaders in the United States and it was found that over the past 12 months 75% of decision-makers in U.S. companies have invested in efficiency programmes.
Measuring equipment performance and productivity is essential for any industrial business that wants to maintain a competitive edge. Though there are a variety of methods to gauge results, one prevailing industry measure of productivity is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Written by; Rick Russo, Product Technical Advisor, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants
One of the key performance metrics in evaluating lubricating oil performance is the oil drain interval (ODI). This is the period of time an oil lasts in a given application before it needs to be replaced. Increasing the ODI for a particular application can deliver many financial and sustainability-related benefits.
Written by; Conor Wilkinson, Industrial Field Marketing Advisor for the Nordics, UK & Ireland
Sustainability is a subject that factors into nearly every action and initiative my colleagues, our company and I participate in every day. I’m sure that sustainability also plays a key role in driving the business decisions you and your company make.
Written by, Terry Woram, Brand Associate - Global Industrial Lubricants Marketing, ExxonMobil
Maintenance Study Reveals Operators Recognize Pitfalls of Reactive Maintenance Plans. Each year, industrial manufacturing outlet, Plant Engineering, surveys a number of engineers and maintenance professionals to get a sense of overall maintenance strategies in the United States.
Tom Schiff, Global Field Engineering Support Manager, ExxonMobil
Industrial behaviour is changing. Industry is learning to implement sustainable strategies in order to meet social, economic and environmental challenges. Whichever industry you operate in, it’s likely that you're introducing new technologies, implementing manufacturing process changes or changing the mind-set of your employees to help meet your sustainability goals.
Conor Wilkinson, Industrial Field Marketing Advisor for the Nordics, UK & Ireland