Mobil superior lubrication solutions propelling progress in C&I industry
The Indian construction and infrastructure (C&I) industry has been growing year by year due to the massive government stimulus and the positive market sentiment. The Indian construction industry is expected to grow at a 6.2% annual rate from 2023 to 2026, driven by a robust pipeline of infrastructure projects across key sectors of the economy. The sector is therefore abuzz with activity, and businesses are focusing on developing greater efficiencies in core practices to achieve higher profitability, while remaining competitive.
The C&I industry utilizes numerous heavy machineries that come with complex lubrication requirements. For long-term profits, ensuring the health and performance of these equipment becomes paramount. Here, using premium lubrication solutions can make a visible difference.
World-class solutionsFor long-term performance and success, it is essential to choose premium lubricants that can satisfy both industry and equipment-specific requirements. For instance, the Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series high-performance anti-wear hydraulic oils are emerging as a key choice for the C&I industry as they help reduce power consumption and increase machine output. These oils keep modern hydraulic systems cleaner for longer and have been proven to boost hydraulic efficiency by up to 6 per cent*. Similarly, the Mobilgrease XHP™ 460 Series extended service lithium complex greases have been designed to outperform conventional products by applying high-performance proprietary lithium complex manufacturing technology.
In addition, synthetic oils that increase machine life are becoming more popular in preventing equipment breakdown and reducing labour costs. Here, the Mobil Delvac 1TM ESP 5W-40 diesel engine oil is utilizing advanced operating technology to increase engine longevity while enabling longer oil drain intervals (ODIs). Its exceptional low temperature pumpability combined with its ability to maintain unmatched oxidation stability ensures peak performance in a variety of heavy-duty applications and operating environments.
Further, the C&I industry utilizes a variety of off-highway machinery that often function under adverse conditions, where, maintaining long gear and bearing life of heavy-duty equipment becomes a challenging task. Here, the Mobilube™ 1 SHC 75W-90 – a fully synthetic automotive gear lubricant – is providing additional support by ensuring increased load-carrying capability, reduced maintenance costs, and longer equipment life. The usage of mineral products to lubricate severe service applications often yields limited results. To combat this roadblock and enhance productivity of off-highway machinery, Mobil has developed superior performance compressor oils under the Mobil Rarus SHC™ 1020 Series to lubricate severe-duty rotary screw and vane air compressors, resulting in cleaner compressors and lower deposits compared to conventional mineral oils.
Digital innovations maximizing efficiencyThe need for digital transformation is pervasive and the C&I industry is no exception. Digitalization and automation solutions will be the new order in an interconnected industry system marked by the emergence of cyber-physical interfaces, IIoT, AI/ML, and cloud computing. Here, the Mobil ServSM Lubrication Analysis (MSLA) program is spearheading precise and informed oil monitoring and analysis which allows timely monitoring, course correction, and eliminates sample labelling. Similarly, the Mobil ServSM IIoT Insights is also proving to be game-changing in integrating automation with manufacturing efficiency. This platform brings special benefits with AI/ML, automated monitoring and precise analysis that directly benefit machine performance and manufacturing efficiency.
As can be seen, the C&I industry is anticipating an impressive year in 2023 with technological advancements and the growing need for cutting-edge services. The demand for advanced equipment, top-of-the-line lubrication products, and high-quality service offerings that can all work together to ensure smooth operation and increased productivity is expected to increase. With its more than 150-year history of creating superior lubricants, Mobil will continue to partner India’s fast expanding construction and infrastructure sector, particularly for public utility projects that necessitate innovation.
*The energy efficiency of Mobil DTE 10 Excel relates solely to the fluid performance when compared to conventional Mobil-branded hydraulic fluids. The technology used allows up to 6% increase in hydraulic pump efficiency when tested in standard hydraulic applications under controlled conditions. The energy efficiency claim for this product is based on test results on the use of the fluid conducted in accordance with all applicable industry standards and protocol. Results may vary based on operating conditions and equipment.