Synthetic products are produced by chemical reactions in which pressure, temperature and the ratio of component elements are carefully controlled. This results in a pure compound with maximized lubricating properties, which can lead to enhanced energy efficiency, improved equipment protection, more reliable equipment performance and extended oil service life.
In general, the recommended shelf life for oils and greases is five years, when stored properly in the original sealed containers. However, a variety of factors can impact recommended shelf life. You can find a detailed shelf life explanation here.
If not handled and stored properly, lubricating oils and greases can deteriorate or become contaminated. You can find a detailed explanation of indoor, outdoor and bulk storage recommendations here or contact your distributor for more information.
Both Mobil SHC Gear Series oils and Mobilgear SHC XMP Series oils are excellent, PAO synthetic gear oils. Mobil SHC Gear Series oils contain an advanced proprietary additive system designed to provide excellent protection against conventional wear modes, such as scuffing. They can be used in applications subject to frequent shock load. Mobil SHC XMP Series oils are designed to provide optimum equipment protection and oil life under extreme conditions, with particular consideration against micropitting. These features are why the products are widely used in the gearboxes of many wind turbines. Consult your distributor for specific OEM recommendations.
Some of our product data sheets, such as those for lubricants with higher risk of seal incompatibility (like PAG oils), identify incompatibility issues. For best results, consult the equipment supplier or seal manufacturer for specific recommendations, or consult a Technical Help Desk engineer or a Mobil Field Engineer for general compatibility guidelines.
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Opportunities to reduce your impact on the environment through lubrication selection or practices include:
- Upgrade to a lubricant that provides extended lubricant life
- Switch to a more energy efficient lubricant
- Choose lubricants that can help minimize environmental impact
- Get the most out of a used oil analysis program, like Mobil Serv™ Lubricant Analysis
- Identify and fix leaks
- Implement a lubricant recycling program