Mobilith SHC™ 220 grease for plant efficiency success story
Decrease in ID fan operating temperature of34°C
At Mitcharoen Palm Oil Co., Ltd., a non-Mobil™ grease was used for the bearings of the Induced Draft (ID) fan and fibre blower unit. The grease needed to be refilled every two days because it would leak out of bearings at high operating temperatures of up to 104°C.
The Mobil Lube Engineer evaluated the operating conditions and recommended replacing the lithium complex grease with Mobilith SHC™ 220 grease, a multi-purpose, NLGI 2 extreme pressure synthetic grease, to reduce the operating temperature and the need for regreasing.
Since the implementation of Mobilith SHC 220 grease, plant productivity has improved and an annual cost savings of US $5,480 has been achieved. In summary, the benefits resulted from reductions in:
- Operating temperature of ID fan from 104°C to 70°C
- Operating temperature of fiber blower unit from 88°C to 44°C
- Unscheduled downtime, resulting in improved plant productivity
*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.