Greasy gold standard

ExxonMobil today announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System.


Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil today announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System, which is certified for ISO 9001/2000.



At the heart of ExxonMobil’s GOLD System is the protective, Fluid-Bag Flexi container that holds up to 1,800 pounds of grease — the equivalent of nearly five typical grease drums — and prevents contaminants, such as air and water, from entering the container.



Placed on top of a transport pallet and stacking frame, the multi-layered Fluid-Bag Flexi container functions much like a tube of toothpaste, gradually collapsing as grease is discharged through the automated dispensing unit.



When the grease reservoir within the bag is used up, the disposable Fluid-Bag Flexi container can be disposed of, reportedly eliminating the cost and effort of dealing with returnable drums or totes.



“Today, most companies rely on heavy steel drums, steel (or plastic) totes or permanent bulk tanks drums, to handle, store and transport grease,” said Michael Dionisio, grease advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties.



“With our new GOLD System and the benefits of its Fluid-Bag Flexi container, maintenance managers can eliminate the costs and time needed to handle and transport drums or bulk tanks, which often occupy significant areas of valuable floor space and complicate inventory management,” added Dionisio.