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Exxonmobil has revealed that its Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 synthetic gear oil is being used to protect more than 30,000 wind turbine gearboxes worldwide.

The company said this demonstrates how its lubricants are helping the wind energy industry become more cost-competitive.

Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 is said to be an ideal lubricant for gearboxes used to power wind turbines because it exceeds the performance of conventional, mineral-based oils by extending the interval between oil changes from 18 months to three years or more.

For wind turbine operators, maximising equipment performance and durability is essential.

Mike Hawkins, global brand manager for Exxonmobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties, said: ‘In an industry that relies on the performance of turbines, which may stand up to 400ft high in the air, often in remote environments, there is no such thing as a simple oil change or routine maintenance.

‘Our Mobil SHC-branded lubricants are formulated to help reduce maintenance costs, extend oil drain intervals and deliver exceptional protection for key components, even under extreme weather and load conditions,’ he added.

With its proprietary balanced additive system, Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 offers potential for enhanced energy efficiency and protection against conventional wear modes, such as scuffing and micropitting.

The high-performance synthetic gearbox offers exceptional oxidation resistance and excellent low-temperature fluidity, which can help reduce unscheduled downtime and lower maintenance costs.

In addition to Mobilgear SHC XMP 320, Exxonmobil offers a range of lubricants that are formulated to deliver protection for all parts of a wind turbine, including greases to lubricate bearings and hydraulic oils that help pitch rotor blades.

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Mobil Industrial Lubricants: A Legacy of Innovation, Advanced Technology and Productivity

For more than a century, the team behind Mobil Industrial Lubricants has been delivering premium products and comprehensive maintenance solutions that help companies boost productivity, enhance the performance and life of their equipment, increase profitability, reduce downtime, and stay ahead of the competition.

Today, Mobil Industrial Lubricants are used extensively in many industrial market sectors – including power generation, general manufacturing, metal working, food and beverage processing, pulp and paper, cement, construction, metals and mining.

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For companies that rely on equipment that is often subjected to extreme operating conditions, such as high temperatures, extreme loads and pressures, excessive moisture or high speeds, Mobil SHC lubricants and greases offer an ideal solution.  That’s because they are formulated with application specific performance in mind and are designed to deliver exceptional lubrication, helping to reduce operating temperatures, minimize component wear and extend oil change intervals compared to Exxon Mobil’s conventional mineral oil based products.

In fact, Mobil SHC products are endorsed for use in over 5,800 applications by more than 1,100 major equipment builders around the world for exclusive or preferential use.

To learn more about how Mobil Industrial Lubricants can help unleash your productivity and enhance the performance of your company’s equipment, please visit our website.

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