Rebounding from the harsh impact of two pandemic-stricken years, the Indian construction sector is witnessing exponential expansion at the rate of 11.5% on-year basis for FY22. This resurgence of normal construction & infrastructure (C&I) activity in India has, in turn, influenced the use of most advanced equipment – snowballing into the demand for high-performance lubricants that can complement expansion and growth.
As an industry leader, Mobil™ Lubricants is pioneering lubrication innovation for the C&I sector. In this sector, the deployment of heavy machinery in often difficult terrains necessitates the use of superior lubrication solutions along with timely servicing and effective care. To ensure continuous performance of such high-quality equipment, Mobil is driving innovation with the use of premium synthetic lubricants that ensure reduced machine breakdowns and increased efficiency in output.
Mobil Rarus SHC™ 1020 Series: Ensuring Machine EfficiencyAs compared to mineral-based lubricants, synthetic lubricants enable machines to achieve increased productivity by ensuring equipment efficiency even in extreme temperatures. Mobil has developed the Mobil Rarus SHC™ 1020 Series supreme synthetic air compressor oils for sophisticated equipment such as rotary screws and vane air compressors. These outstanding synthetic air compressor oils are particularly suited for severe service applications where mineral products are not as effective. They have been formulated for excellent wear protection and resistance to oxidation and thermal degradation.
These lubricants outperform mineral oils and help to minimize downstream deposits and carryover; reduce the potential for fires and explosions; improve equipment performance and safety; and reduce maintenance needs and associated costs. The lubricants significantly curtail the potential for fires and explosions when compared to mineral oil-based products. They also exhibit a virtual absence of deposit formation and high autogenous ignition temperatures – improving both performance and safety.
Mobil Delvac 1TM ESP 5W-40: Prolonging Machine LifeAdditionally, to prevent equipment breakdown and loss of man-hours, there is a growing focus on synthetic oils that prolong machine life. The Mobil Delvac1TM ESP 5W-40 is one such advanced synthetic diesel engine oil that utilises latest operating technology and extends engine life while providing long drain capability. Its excellent low temperature pumpability complemented by its capability to maintain unsurpassed oxidation stability ensures peak performance in several heavy duty applications and operating environments. This premium synthetic oil prevents formation of deposits with its advanced engine cleanliness performance, thereby, providing Mobil customers with a long engine life.
Mobilith SHCTM Series: Maintaining Performance of C&I EquipmentFurther, Mobil’s superior performance greases such as the Mobilith SHCTM Series greases are used for a wide variety of applications at extreme conditions. The wax-free nature of synthetic fluids and the low coefficient of traction (compared with mineral oils) provide excellent low temperature pumpability and very low starting and running torque. They combine the unique features of synthetic base fluids with those of a high-quality lithium complex thickener – contributing to excellent adhesion, structural stability, and resistance to water.
These products offer the potential for energy savings and can reduce operating temperatures in the load zone of spherical roller and ball bearings. Overall, the combination of diesel engine oils, compressor oils, and greases is proving to be effective in maintaining the performance of C&I equipment.
Future-Forward ServicingWith rapid digitalisation, the world is progressing towards effectively integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) across levels of operations and services. As an industry pioneer, Mobil is leading the digital revolution in lubrication services by developing smart solutions that can enhance productivity and profitability. The Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis (MSLA) program, for instance, has simplified the conventionally time-consuming process of oil analysis through a mobile enabled oil analysis platform. This platform guides business professionals to take the right step for their oil and equipment care, thereby, reducing labour and time requirements as well as long-term maintenance costs.
In today’s expanding market, choosing the right lubricants that cater to the sector and equipment-specific demands becomes crucial for continuous performance and success. Given India’s focus on expanding its C&I proficiency, Mobil will remain committed to providing solutions that promote profitability and productivity, while maintaining care and efficiency for the sector and its many businesses.